The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin|The best children’s book I have read in years|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the …

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The Liberation of Sita by Volga|A powerful advocate of Feminism|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Valmiki’s Ramayana is the story of Rama’s exile and return to Ayodhya, a triumphant king who will always do right by his subjects. In Volga’s retelling, it is Sita who, after being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, embarks on an arduous journey to self-realization. Along the way, she meets extraordinary women who have …

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker|September BOTM- Banned Book Club|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an …

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Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing Author: Jesmyn Ward Publisher: Bloomsbury Genre: Contemporary Fiction Winner: National Book Award for Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously …

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Book Review: The Poison of Love by K.R Meera

The Poison of Love Author: K.R. Meeta Translated from Malayalam by Ministhy S. Publisher: Penguin India Genre: Literary Fiction Blurb (as on Amazon.com): When Tulsi first meets Madhav, she is irrevocably drawn to his chiselled good looks and charm. Although wary of his many dalliances and the string of broken hearts left in his wake, she …

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