Author Archives: Paige

Last Train to Istanbul Review

Last Train to Istanbul By: Ayse Kulin Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: History Readers When Selva falls in love with Rafael, a young Jewish man, their families are against their marriage and disown them. Together they go to … Continue reading

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The Year of Living Biblically Review

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible By: A.J. Jacobs Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Humor and Spirituality What would it require for a person to live all the … Continue reading

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40 Rules of Love Review

The Forty Rules of Love By: Elif Shafak Paige’s Rating: (5) of 5 Recommended for: Love and Spirituality Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives- one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered … Continue reading

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Seven Houses Review

Seven Houses By: Alev Lytle Croutier Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Historic Fiction- Family Love Seven Houses chronicles the lives of four generations of remarkable women, sweeping readers from the last days of the Ottoman monarchy to Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Girl With Pearl Earring Review

Girl With a Pearl Earring By: Tracy Chevalier Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Historic Fiction Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer’s prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel’s quietly perceptive heroine, is hired … Continue reading

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Super Sad Love Story Review

Super Sad True Love Story By: Gary Shteyngart Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction- Futuristic Dystopian Demise Style Super Sad True Love Story belies almost every word of its title, but it still plunges us into a satirical … Continue reading

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Water for Elephants Review

Water for Elephants By: Sara Gruen Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction/Romance Readers Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Review

Atlas Shrugged By: Ayn Rand Paige’s Rating: (1) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Masochists Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world–and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in … Continue reading

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The Bastard of Istanbul Review

The Bastard of Istanbul By: Elif Shafak Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction/ Culture Readers When The Bastard of Istanbul was published in Turkey, Elif Shafak was accused by nationalist lawyers of insulting Turkish identity. The charges … Continue reading

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Wurthering Heights Review

Wurthering Heights By: Emily Brontë Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Classic Literature Readers A brooding Yorkshire tale of a love that is stronger than death, it is also a fierce vision of metaphysical passion, in which heaven … Continue reading

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