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Sunlight on a Broken Column
3.87
really liked it
An Indian partition and love story all in one, how can you go wrong? This is the one book that I loved from my "Modern Muslim South Asia" class in col ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2007
 
The Lover
3.76
liked it
Hmm, I'm not sure what to say about this one. It's an easy read ... the paperback is only 117 pages, and the language is not difficult. It's written b ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 08, 2007
 
A God in Every Stone
3.48
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this. Although I've read a fair amount of South Asian literature, this was my first exposure to this particular time period (during a ...more
Nov 2014
Apr 12, 2014
 
The Autobiography of My Mother
3.73
it was ok
Having enjoyed this book when I was in high school, and having enjoyed my reread of Annie John by the same author, I was eager to read this one again. ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 26, 2007
 
The Mountain of Light
3.40
liked it
I read this for a book club and, although I'm interested in history, this type of historical novel really isn't my cup of tea. I found myself skimming ...more
Mar 24, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
Javady Alley
3.17
liked it
3.5 stars. This story is told through the eyes of a young Iranian girl during a tumultuous summer in Iran, as she puzzles over the political events an ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Jul 31, 2010
 
The Meursault Investigation
3.50
liked it
Interesting concept, but the execution was lacking.
Mar 03, 2016
Feb 27, 2016
 
The Tree Bride
3.11
liked it
This is the sequel to Desirable Daughters. Like that novel, this one is pretty strange. However, while that worked for Desirable Daughters, this time ...more
May 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War
4.16
it was amazing
I absolutely love this book ... Gioconda Belli is the type of woman I aspire to be (okay, maybe without the affairs): strong, intelligent, committed t ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2007
 
The Inhabited Woman
4.09
liked it
This is good and definitely worth a read, but Belli's memoir is a lot better. The main character here is loosely based on Belli's own life when she be ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2007
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