2008-read, Laura Esquivel, OT-08, Southern-Lit, Veens

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate – A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies is a mystical tale, that I enjoyed thoroughly. Being always greedy for good food, my taste buds never slept, after I started reading this amazing tale. It is so ‘fairy-talish’ and yet so real. I loved Tita, and was amazed at the speed with which the story accelerated each month. I must say that the end was amazing, nothing that I did expected at all. There have been mixed reaction to this novel, but I completely adored it. I had half a mind to…

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2008-read, Eva Etzioni-Halevy, Historical Fiction, Veens

The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni – Halevy

The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni – Halevy is a riveting tale of a determined, highly respected leader and prophetess Deborah. This novel is set in ancient Israel in the twelfth to the mid eleventh centuries BCE. In this gripping tale, Deborah is a very powerful woman who judged the people of Israel. People from far and wide would come to Deborah to seek judgment and counsel. Deborah was married to Lapidoth, and could hear God’s voice too. Her prophecies were highly revered and mostly came true too. She more than often set out to tell people the wishes…

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2008-read, Dewey's Challenge, Joshua Henkin, Veens, Won, YA

Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

I won [YAY!] a SIGNED copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin at Alea‘s Pop Culture Junkie. Joshua Henkin sent it to me with a message on it. And I was VERY EXCITED that I got my FIRST prize! Everyone has written so many reviews about this book, and I am sure MY review won’t count much 🙂 But — You can’t stop me from writing one can you!? An excerpt from the description – It is 1987, and Julian Wainwright, aspiring writer and Waspy son of New York City old money, meets beautiful, Jewish Mia Mendelsohn in the laundry room…

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2008-read, non-fiction, OT-08, Somaly Mam, Veens

The Road of lost Innocence by Somaly Mam

The book came to me on 15th. I was sitting there, talking with ‘the guy’, when it arrived. And he as usual asked me, how many books did I order for this month. And I went into defensive mode,instantly. What else can you expect from me, right?! The book-cover was beautiful. On the cover page Somaly sat there, thinking, looking towards her future maybe. As the fortune-teller told her – ‘ the black one – she will have the three flags’ – power, honour and money. ‘She will travel in plane andshe will be a leader in the family’. She…

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