Half of a Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 I was encouraged to read this book by a fellow blogger who I admire and whose literary judgement I trust to some degree. He had selfish reasons of course (He needed to talk to someone about it) and he proceeded to send me a link also of Adichie at a TED conference speaking about 'The …

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A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini

  A poignant story about two Afghan women with very different upbringing but whose path collided inevitably during the war years of first Afghanistan after the soviet departed and Al Qaeda. The book ended right at the Taliban reign.  Miriam and Laila stories will move you to tears. The suffering of these women in a …

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The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom

I am not a fan of novels about slavery for the only reason that they always leave me in tears and more often than not I have to take a breather to continue. What Grissom had done in this book is so different from any such novel of the genre that I have read before. …

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