Literary

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First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan.

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What happens to people who go through extreme trauma? What happens to their future generations as they grapple with parents and grandparents with indelible stains on their psyche?

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The Borgia name conjures up larger-than-life history, sumptuous banquets, sexual license, and infamy.

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This novel is as finely tuned as the best banjo played by 19-year-old runaway slave Henry Sims.

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Gorsky is an homage to The Great Gatsby, with an interesting premise, but author Vesna Goldsworthy lacks subtlety in crafting this tribute.

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“This is only Mr Lynch’s second novel, but to read it is to relax into the reassuring embrace of a master storyteller.”

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“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.

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“Umberto Eco is one of just a handful of writers that can be trusted to take me by the hand and lead me into a world that, on first glimpse, I don’t want to venture into.

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“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .

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“. . . the truth it presents is compelling, and the characters—both place and people—are worth knowing.”