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Philip Pullman: The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust Volume Two)

She returned to her thoughts. Did the night-ghosts and fairies and jacky lanterns and other citizens of the secret commonwealth exist only in her imagination? Was there a logical, rational, scientific explanation for such things? Or were they inaccessible to science, and baffling to reason? Did they exist at all? ’Such things’ included dæmons, surely. […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Penguin Books, Pullman Philip, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 30/10/2019 0 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer

They knew our names and they knew our parents. But they did not know us, because not knowing was essential to their power. To sell a child right from under his mother, you must know that mother only in the thinnest way possible. To strip a man down, condemn him to be beaten, flayed alive, […]

Kirjaluotsi Coates Ta-Nehisi, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 20/10/2019 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Claire Fuller: Bitter Orange

More images come then, one superimposed on the next. And I abandon chronology in favour of waves of memory, overlapping and merging. My final look through the judas hole: I am kneeling on the bare boards of my attic bathroom at Lyntons, one eye pressed to the lens that sticks up from the floor, a […]

Kirjaluotsi Fuller Claire, Iso-Britannia, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 08/09/2019 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Elif Shafak: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

Nostalgia Nalan believed there were two kinds of families in this world: relatives formed the blood family; and friends, the water family. If your blood family happened to be nice and caring, you could count your lucky stars and make the most of it; and if not, there was still hope; things could take a […]

Kirjaluotsi Penguin Books, Shafak Elif, Turkki, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 15/08/2019 2 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Sophie Mackintosh: The Water Cure

Part of what made the old world so terrible, so prone to destruction, was a total lack of preparation for the personal energies often called feelings. Mother told us about these kind of energies. Especially dangerous for women, our bodies already so vulnerable in ways that the bodies of men are not. It was a […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Mackintosh Sophie, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 29/05/2019 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Aeham Ahmad: The Pianist of Yarmouk

It begins with music. I must have been about two years old. My bed was by a window; the sun was shining in. I remember my father lying next to me, playing the violin, his eyes hidden behind black glasses. The scroll of the violin was pressed against the mattress; the instrument’s lower body was […]

Kirjaluotsi Ahmad Aeham, Elämäkerta, Penguin Books, Syyria 22/05/2019 2 kommenttia 8 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Elizabeth Strout: Anything is Possible

The car engine made a few clicking sounds as they sat in silence. ”You asked about my mother,” Pete said after a few moments. ”Nobody has ever asked about my mother. But the truth is, I don’t know if my mother loved us or not. I don’t know about her in some big way.” He […]

Kirjaluotsi Penguin Books, Strout Elizabeth, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 11/02/2018 14 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Mohsin Hamid: Exit West

He prayed fundamentally as a gesture of love for what had gone and would go and could be loved in no other way. When he prayed he touched his parents, who could not otherwise be touched, and he touched a feeling that we are all children who lose our parents, all of us, every man […]

Kirjaluotsi Hamid Mohsin, Pakistan, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 06/02/2018 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Louise Candlish: The Swimming Pool

I see now that I wasn’t thinking straight that weekend. Maybe I hadn’t been thinking straight since the beginning, since that luminous Saturday morning in July when I took my seat at the lido café and came face to face with our bewitching new lake of ultramarine. Since I’d begin seeing Elm Hill in spangled, […]

Kirjaluotsi Candlish Louise, Iso-Britannia, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 16/10/2016 0 kommenttia 3 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Alice Munro: Dear life

What he carried with him, all he carried with him, was a lack, something like a lack of air, of proper behaviour in his lungs, a difficulty that he supposed would go on forever. The girl he’d been talking to, whom he’d once known – she had spoken of her children. The loss of her […]

Kirjaluotsi Kanada, Munro Alice, Novellit, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 08/02/2016 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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