Two Novellas: ‘The Pigeon’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘The End We Start From’ By Megan Hunter

The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind (1987) I read about this book at Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends, and loved the sound of it. Just a man over the course of one day of his life, albeit an unusual day for him compared to all the others, brought about by the presence of a pigeon. I was … Continue reading Two Novellas: ‘The Pigeon’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘The End We Start From’ By Megan Hunter

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The Radiant City by Lauren B. Davis

Yet another wonderful and gripping book by Lauren B. Davis. I have read The Empty Room, Our Daily Bread, Against A Darkening Sky, and now one of her older novels The Radiant City, and I have loved them all. They are each filled with darkness, hardship and sadness, but with completely different stories and characters. … Continue reading The Radiant City by Lauren B. Davis

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues tells the story of a group of jazz musicians, called the Hot-time Swingers, and their time on the jazz scene in Berlin and Paris in the late 1930s.  While in Paris, the young up-and-coming trumpet star, Hieronymus Falk, gets taken by the Nazis and is presumed dead.  50 years later, Sid relives the events that take … Continue reading Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan