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The Finkler Question

This devastating novel is examining the complexities of identity and belonging, love and grief, through the lens of contemporary Judaism. Julian Treslove,  working as a celebrity double, feels out of sync with his longtime friend and sometimes rival Sam Finkler, a popular author of…

Lincoln in the Bardo

This certainly is a “novel” novel! I initially got intimidated by firstly the premise and then the format, but later found it surprisingly awesome. The mysterious Bardo gives an enriching setting for the strange ongoings. . Fortunately there’s a much easier side. Dialouge depiction…

One at a time

One Life At A Time is Doctor Daniel Baxter’s memoir of treating HIV and AIDS in Botswana. Baxter is a medical doctor who takes us on a journey to a community suffering from HIV and AIDS. He has to deal with its strong cultural…

Cancer A love story

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary for anyone. Getting one in your twenties is worse. But having four separate cancers before the age of 50 is a real ‘kick in the face’. Lauren Segal decided to share her story about how she felt when…