Book Review: Convenience Store Woman

Title: Convenience Store Woman Author: Sayaka Murata Translator: Ginny Tapley Takemori Publisher: Portobello Books Pages: 112 ISBN: 978-1846276835 Source: Publisher Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. … Continue reading Book Review: Convenience Store Woman

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Book Review: The Occasional Virgin

Title: The Occasional VirginAuthor: Hanan Al-ShaykhTranslator: Catherine CobhamPublisher: Bloomsbury CircusPages: 230ISBN: 978-1526601643Source: PublisherThe Occasional Virgin presents a short period of life of two friends- Huda and Yvonne. Brought up in Lebanon, Huda is a Muslim and Yvonne is a Christian. Both of them come from conservative families- where women are deemed inferior to men. Having … Continue reading Book Review: The Occasional Virgin

Book Review: The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told

Title: The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told Editor: Muhammad Umar Memon Publisher: Aleph Book Company Pages: 372 ISBN:978-9383064076 Source: Publisher Short stories are my all time favourite. The obvious reason being their short length and their power to captivate the reader so quickly. While it usually takes us 10-15 pages to get into a novel, … Continue reading Book Review: The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told

Book Review: Memoirs of a Polar Bear

Title: Memoirs of a Polar Bear Author: Tōko Yawada Translator: Susan Bernofsky Publisher: Portobello Books Pages: 252 ISBN: 978-1846276316 Source: Publisher 'Memoirs of a Polar Bear' tells the story of three polar bears of the same family- the youngest one being Knut, his mother- Tosca and his grandmother. Divided in three parts, the book covers … Continue reading Book Review: Memoirs of a Polar Bear