Category Archives: epic plains

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, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event. The Slap is told… Read More »

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 after-hours discos to Fire Island’s deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low… Read More »

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 for her only daughter. Forced by tradition to move in with her in-laws, she must… Read More »

The Right Environment to Write

Writers create their best work when their environment is conducive to creativity and concentration. However, achieving the optimal writing environment can be challenging. If your workspace is too warm, too cluttered or too distracting, you may be unable to complete your assignments. Below are some tips you can use to improve your workspace and encourage… Read More »

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 his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz-that together incarnate the poet’s… Read More »