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The Goldfinch

An Engrossing and Entertaining Dickensian Tale, By Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is a Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story) of a boy who survives a terrorist bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The bombing results in his mother’s death and, in the haze of the aftermath, him making off with her favorite […]

The Orphan Master’s Son

A Powerful Tale of Survival and Life in North Korea, By Adam Johnson

“But people do things to survive, and then after they survive, they can’t live with what they’ve done.” So, this is going to be a little lengthy, especially because I ended up reading up a fair amount on North Korea after I finished the book. I’ll split it into parts though to make it a […]