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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls is a WWII novel with a different perspective. My initial interest in WWII stories started when I discovered Anne Frank’s diary, back in high school. In my twenties, I continued to read many novels set in this period. But in recent years, I have not felt drawn to this era — until I […]

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Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr

three-daughters

    What comes to mind when you hear Palestine and Jerusalem? I think of conflict, danger and bleakness. Such was my ignorance on this region that these places immediately conjured an image of a dry, barren land punctured by bullets, bombs and sorrow, for all that I knew of Palestine and Jerusalem was through […]

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen

  To most people Pride and Prejudice is the ultimate Jane Austen novel. For many years, I thought so too. Who could resist Mr Darcy? As for the feisty Elizabeth Bennett, I thought her the bee’s knees. Now, in my mid-thirties, I have recently revisited Persuasion, which is by far one of Jane Austen’s less […]

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