Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Heidiby Johanna SpyriPublished in 1880Hardcover, 288 pages5 on 5!From GoodReads.com,What happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri’s beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent... Continue Reading →

The Piligrims by Mark Shelley

The PilgrimsBy Mark ShelleyPublished August 13th 2008 by Hesperus Press LtdPaperback, 112 pages4 on 5!From GoodReads.com,  In the title story, a knight living alone in his isolated mountain fortress shows hospitality toward two pilgrims who appear from the mountains seeking shelter. Entreated to tell them of his sorrow, the knight unburdens himself and relates a... Continue Reading →

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apartby Chinua AchebeFirst published in 1958Paperback, 224 PagesLliterary awardsMargaret Wong Memorial PrizeFrom GoodReads.com,THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives,... Continue Reading →

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid SunsBy Khaled HosseiniPublished in 2007Paperback, 367 Pages5 on 5! From GoodReads.com,Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well... Continue Reading →

Challenge Update Post – Orbis Terrarum -09

I am from ~~and welcome to ~~I had participated in this challenge hosted by the lovely Bethany! And I completed the challenge .. yoohoo~So this year for OT -09, my progress so far ~~Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi - Egypt, the book is based in New York and JordanMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden -... Continue Reading →

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

NefertitiBy Michelle MoranPublished 2007420 Pages5 on 5Nefertiti is one of the world's great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister's eyes, she is vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity, ambition, love and loss.At the tender age of fifteen, Nefertiti marries Akhenaten, the Prince of Egypt, her dreams coming true as she rises... Continue Reading →

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millenium, #2) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millenium, #2)by Stieg LarssonPublished on January 8th 2009569 Pages5 on 5!!From GoodReads.com ~The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller" –The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who... Continue Reading →

Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi

MosaicBy Soheir KhashoggiOctober 1st 2004 (first published 2003) by Forge Books320 pages4 on 5!From GoodReads.com,Set against the bustling backdrop of New York City and the exotic splendor of Jordan, Mosaic is a story of love and betrayal, of a clash of cultures and traditions---and one woman's struggle to rebuild her life.Like many working mothers, Dina... Continue Reading →

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a GeishaBy Arthur GoldenNovember 22nd 2005 (first published 1997) by Vintage512 Pages5 on 5!From GoodReads.comAccording to Arthur Golden's absorbing first novel, the word "geisha" does not mean "prostitute," as Westerners ignorantly assume--it means "artisan" or "artist." To capture the geisha experience in the art of fiction, Golden trained as long and hard as... Continue Reading →

When I was a Soldier by Valeri Zennati

When I was a SoldierBy Valerie Zenatti235 PagesPublished in 2005When I was a Soldier is the story of a teenage girl named Valerie who has this perfect life of a teenager with 2 best friends whom she hangs out with all the time. After her bac exam, Valerie like everyone just turning 18, gets ready... Continue Reading →

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