Review: All the Water in The World – Karen Raney

All the Water in The World tells of a family trying to come to terms with terrible tragedy: Maddy, only sixteen, has been diagnosed with cancer. These terrible circumstances expose the beautiful and complex bond between a mother and her daughter. The story is told in alternating chapters between Maddy and her mother Eve. What … Continue reading Review: All the Water in The World – Karen Raney

Review: A Pure Heart – Rajia Hassib

A Pure Heart tells the story of two sisters, Rose and Gameela. Although both born in Egypt, their lives end up following quite different paths. Rose's choices take her to America and she marries American journalist Mark, whereas Gameela is deeply devoted to her homeland and her religion. The novel is set during the aftermath … Continue reading Review: A Pure Heart – Rajia Hassib

Review: Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris

When I read The Tattooist of Auschwitz, I found myself, like many others, drawn to one of the characters we come across: Cilka Klein. She is a beautiful young prisoner who catches the eye of the camp's SS-Obersturmführer and is forced into a sexual relationship with him in order to survive. So when I heard … Continue reading Review: Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris