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Driftwood Tides

Summary: Libby Slater is about to marry Rob, a lawyer, in two months. Although her mother Caroline dislikes him, she is trying to plan and micro-manage every detail of the wedding. One day, Libby discovers by accident that the not-so-affectionate Caroline is not her birth mother. Libby confronts her and sets out to find her […]

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The Other Girl

I’ve never read any of Pam Jenoff’s books before. So ‘The Other Girl’ came as a pleasant surprise. It is about an incident in Maria’s life. She is a young, newly pregnant woman living in rural Poland during WWII. She is estranged from her parents and is living with her in-laws after her husband is […]

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Wizard of the Crow

The first few pages of Wizard of the Crow made me impatient because the author, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, went on and on describing the rule of the dictator over Aburiria, a fictional country in Africa. I wanted to stop… However, I did not want to give up so easily because I thought that the author […]

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The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy

by Fiona Neill Long ago, I read The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill. I did not think I would finish it. The first 100 pages (out of the total 420) were about Lucy Sweeney, housewife and mother of three, who gave up her job as a TV producer to be a […]