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The Dinner

A Disappointing and Amateurish Book About Two Families and a Difficult Situation, By Herman Koch

The Dinner by Herman Koch takes place over the course of one dinner between two couples. The males at the table are brothers, one of whom is a prominent and recognizable politician, and, along with their wives, they have agreed to meet at an upscale restaurant to discuss an incident involving their teenage sons. A […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Moving, Heart-breaking, Powerful Story of Survival, By Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of two Afghan women whose lives are molded and refracted in the tumult of events in recent Afghan history — the Soviet invasion beginning in 1979, the Civil War, the reign of the Taliban, and the beginnings of the Karzai administration. It’s a powerful, moving, […]