See what [she] has done….

See What I Have Done is a completely immersive, utterly coercive, sensory experience. Reading this book is like clawing your way into someone's skin, sitting inside them like an alternate personality.  It engages every one of the senses.  After it ends you are left with an echo of rotting mutton soup on the tip of your…
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Philomena’s Bookclub Review – Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Book Title: Handle with Care Author: Jodi Picoult What we liked about the book The book was classic Picoult, storytelling that highlights the drama of everyday experience and challenges faced by individuals. We liked the range of characters and how each person had a distinctive viewpoint and perception of the situation. There were many moral…
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July 2013 Book Title: The White Tiger   Author: Aravinda Adiga   Quote: Iqbal, that great poet was so right. The moment you recognise what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave. (page 275)   What we liked about the book This was an interesting but not particularly easy or pleasurable read. It provides insights into…
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  May 2013 Book Title: Dreams from my father: A story of race and inheritance Author: Barack Obama   Quote: So what’s your dream Auma? That’s my biggest problem. Too many dreams. A woman with dreams always has problems. (p. 308) This quote was selected as a good starting point to talk about the nature of dreams, issues…
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Review from Philomena’s Bookclub – The Rugmaker of Mazar E Sharif

The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman What we liked about the book We all agreed that this was a beautifully written book, describing much emotion and hardship. Najaf’s character comes across as being so positive throughout. He is remarkably resilient and his happy disposition enables him to connect with others. There is…
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