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Butler, Octavia E.

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred utilizes the devices of science fiction in order to answer the question “how could anybody be a slave?” A woman from the twentieth century, Dana is repeatedly brought back in time by her slave-owning ancestor Rufus when his life is endangered. She chooses to save him, knowing that because of her actions a free-born […]

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Dirie, Waris

Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie

“I wanted to return to the place where I was born and see it with new eyes. I had no idea where my family was in Somalia. At first it seemed impossible—almost as impossible as a camel girl becoming a fashion model.” ~ Waris I read this book altogether with the first one, Desert Flower. […]

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Guiliano, Mireille

French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I was trying to lose a couple of kilos when I came across this book, which was perfect for me, because it’s more of eating/life style book rather than dieting (I’m always worried of the wrong way of dieting). So the tips and messages in this book can definitely be sustained […]

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Dirie, Waris

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie

Desert Flower is a life story about Waris, a desert nomad from Somalia who ran away from her country and was becoming a fashion model. She posed for Levi’s, Revlon, and L’Oreal, just to mention a few. Today still Revlon lists her as “the most beautiful woman in the world”, together with Cindy Crawford, Claudie […]

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Sasson, Jean

Princess Sultana’s Daughters by Jean Sasson

The second series of the Princess Trilogy. I know this will sound a bit sad, but after reading the first book, some of the incidents in the second book didn’t sound that tragic anymore, and that’s why at times during the reading I kind of lost the initial interest. I felt so bad about it, […]

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Tan, Amy

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

I love this book to death! For me it’s the best of Amy Tan’s and the best of any novel I read in my life. Every word flows so right and sounds so meaningful. I kept saying it in my mind, “She’s such a genious!” In this book Amy Tan tells the story that of […]

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Albom, Mitch

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Eye-catching title. I knew Albom Mitch from Tuesday With Morrie, but I haven’t read that one. I knew this book since late 2003, but only got the chance to read it a year later. Like my mate said, he has a dramatic way of writing. It’s about an afterlife of an old man. He goes […]

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Tan, Amy

The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

This is the 4th book from Amy Tan. When I read it, the cover is different with the one I put here (found it in Amazon). Interestingly, I’m now in the middle of reading her 5th book (The Opposite of Fate) in which I found out that this cover is actually the photograph of her […]

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Picoult, Jodi

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

Chris Harte and Emily Gold have been together since they were born. The parents are best friends and neighbors. They’re inseparable, like two sides of a coin, like brother and sister, then, as lovers. The girl is dead on the first page. It’s suicide pact gone wrong. Or is it? 😉 The guy is alive […]