Tag Archives: orphans

Fairy Tales

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman completes my reading of the author’s work. What a joy it has been! This story is about a precocious almost eight-year-old girl named Elsa who quotes Wikipedia, is … Continue reading

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Lost

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley is the memoir upon which the recent movie Lion was based. This beautifully touching memoir is about Saroo’s experience as a young boy from a poor family in India and the life-altering consequences … Continue reading

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Saab

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait. Ove is a 59-year-old man living … Continue reading

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Puffin

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is a detective novel published in 2000. This is the third Ishiguro novel I have read and as in his other works, I enjoyed it. Told in the first-person by a man named … Continue reading

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Disasterous Schemes

Oranges and Sunshine by Margaret Humphreys chronicles the heartbreaking true story of 150,000 British children who, over the course of many years, were deported from England to Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand without the permission or knowledge of their … Continue reading

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