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Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)

writermala, April 11, 2014

I did not enjoy this book in the beginning but I persevered. I'm glad I did because as I went on, the plot strengthened and the writing was better too. Not a bad book at all.
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Lowland

writermala, April 10, 2014

I grew up in Calcutta and lived the experiences Lahiri has described in her novel. She has been true to the events and her characters portray accurately the young men and women of the time. As is always the case with Lahiri this book too is somewhat woman-centric and Gauri is more or less the main character. She is a bundle of contradictions and her relationship with Bela, her daughter, complex. Subhash's comment, "My mother was right. You don't deserve to be a parent. The privilege was wasted on you." is justified. Lahiri's observations on life through the eyes of her characters are very astute. Biljoli feels the shame of surviving one child and losing another who still lives. This is such a poignant observation; and the book is full of such statements. A very interesting read indeed.
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The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life by Richard Paul Evans
The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life

writermala, April 6, 2014

Anyone who has read any book of Richard Paul Evans knows what to expect when they pick up another book. I was no exception. 'The Four Doors' did not disappoint in the least. Every sentence in every page made me stop read, reread, and reread yet again. This is indeed a primer on how to live joyfully. The principles expressed are simple but following them are bound to yield positive results. Put this on your list as gifts the recipient is bound to thank you.
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Ripper by Isabel Allende

writermala, April 6, 2014

This is my first Isabel Allende book and it lived up to its billing. The plot is well-conceived and the characters well sketched. Though the mystery is somewhat thinly veiled the author manages to hold the reader's interest. I was tremendously impressed by the translation and how it had done justice to the original while writing in English language idiom. Would recommend this to anyone who wants an easy read.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl

writermala, April 1, 2014

This book certainly does not qualify as Romance or does it? Is it a thriller? Maybe. Is Amy a psychopath? That depends on whether she is lying - exploiting the Psychopath's maxim namely, " The bigger the lie, the more they believe it." Is Nick a Murderer and/or a cheater? Read this book and find all the answers - and more. It'll keep you turning the pages and asking for more at the end.
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