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Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris Review

The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris By:  Leila Marouane Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Religious-Fiction Readers Book Description: A witty story about Mohamed, a 40-year-old Muslim in France, who is trying to leave his mother and … Continue reading

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The Slap Review

The Slap By: Christos Tsiolkas Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers  At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, … Continue reading

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The Eloquence of the Hedgehog Review

The Eloquence of the Hedgehog By: Muriel Barbery Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. … Continue reading

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Dancer from the Dance Review

Dancer from the Dance By: Andrew Holleran Paige’s Rating: (5) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York’s emerging gay scene. From Manhattan’s Everard Baths and … Continue reading

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This Burns My Heart Review

This Burns My Heart By: Samuel Park Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers In a country torn between past and present, Soo-Ja struggles to find happiness in a loveless marriage and to carve out a successful future … Continue reading

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The Help Review

The Help By: Kathryn Stockett Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Historical Fiction Readers Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will … Continue reading

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Brida Review

Brida By: Paulo Coelho Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Recommended for: Spiritual- Fiction Readers   Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to … Continue reading

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The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist By: Paulo Coelho Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Spiritual- Fiction Readers This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain … Continue reading

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Our Man in Havana Review

Our Man in Havana By: Graham Greene Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Satire- Fiction Readers Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman … Continue reading

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Reading Lolita in Tehran Review

Reading Lolita in Tehran By: Azar Nafisi Paige’s Rating: (1) of 5 Recommended for: History- Non-Fiction Readers Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven … Continue reading

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