My year of reading women: everything I read in 2016

During 2016, in response to Kamila Shamsie's similar call to publishers, I committed myself to only reading books written by women. Although I wasn't blogging last year, I did make a note of all the books I read, and I thought you may be curious to see my final list. Since Shamsie's argument centred on … Continue reading My year of reading women: everything I read in 2016

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Book review: The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

The manservant of a railroad baron. The first Chinese-American film star. The witness to a racially motivated murder. A mixed-race man adopting a child from China. These are the four characters whom Peter Ho Davies calls upon to represent 150 years of Chinese-American experience in The Fortunes, a novel that brings to life a history that is … Continue reading Book review: The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies