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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Adele: I had forgotten what happiness feels like. For so long everything has been about David’s happiness- how to stop his dark moods,how to stop him drinking, how to make … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leila by Prayaag Akbar; reviewed by Amina Singh

I’d  heard about Prayaag Akbars debut novel Leila .. heard it was chilling , heard it was a must read. So I finally got hold of a copy At first … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Party Worker by Omar Shahid Hamid

For Asad Haider, betraying the man and the “Party”, that had been his life for twenty eight years, was not an easy choice. But it was a choice he had … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar by Phillip Barlag

According to Phillip Barlag, human nature doesn’t change all that much. People today, have the same “operating system” as those in Caesar’s day. The difference lies in the social context, … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

” …It’s not enough to say you want to raise a daughter who can tell you anything; you have to give her the language to talk to you…” Chimamanda is … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

…When we’d sung about behaving ourselves, the vicar climbed into the pulpit and said he was going to read from the Bible.I sat back with a Licquorice Allsort. ‘All the … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cursed at Kedarnath and Other Stories by Deepta Roy Chakraverti

A woman in Delhi remembers the hell which surrounded her at an old sacred site in Kedarnath; A murdered courtesan from centuries ago appears in a mirror at a Jaipur … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s The ‘Principal’ of It by Goolbai Gunasekara

  According to Mrs. Goolbai Gunasekara, “While the saying goes that teaching is a noble profession, it has always been one of the worst paid. Yet somehow, great men and … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith; reviewed by Nimra Savanghan

    Pharoah is a thrilling novel under the series “ Ancient Egypt” by Wilbur Smith, a South African novelist. The story begins with the death of Pharoah Tamose, and … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Let’s Talk Books!

This April, we at The Good Book Corner, decided to feature interesting bits of conversation; conversations over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, in an elevator or … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment