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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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A review of Jorge Luis Borges – The Sonnets

Ye, whose aspirings court the Muse of lays “Severest of those orders which belong Distinct and separate to Delphic song” Why shun the sonnet’s undulating maze? Or why its name, boast of Petrarcan days, Assume, its rules disown’d?–whom from the … Continue reading

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