The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a multigenerational story of a black family. Desiree and Stella are identical twin girls born in the 1950s in Mallard, a small town in Louisiana. All the people in Mallard are black but light skinned. They are distrustful of dark skinned people, considering themselves better because of the … Continue reading The Ending of The Vanishing Half
Mexican Gothic is a novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia that tells a story of the twisted search for immortality. If you are looking for a review rather than a recap, you can find mine here. Noemí is a young socialite in Mexico City. She is summoned home one evening by her father who wants her to … Continue reading The Ending of Mexican Gothic
The Vine of Desire is a sequel to Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. In this book, we find out what happens after Sudha comes to America. Anju and Sunil Anju and Sunil's relationship has not healed after their baby was stillborn. Anju can't stand for Sunil to touch her and they fight … Continue reading The Ending of The Vine of Desire
Sister of My Heart is a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It tells a multigenerational story set in San Francisco, Calcutta and elsewhere in India. Anju and Sudha were born within hours of each other. Sudha was born first and was placed on the stomach of Gouri, who had been in labor for hours. The … Continue reading The Ending of Sister of My Heart
Next Year in Havana is a novel by Chanel Cleeton. This post is full of spoilers. If you'd like to read a review, please read this post. The book starts in Havana, Cuba, in 1959. The story begins from the perspective of Elisa. To be more precise, it starts at the airport, as the Perez … Continue reading The Ending of Next Year in Havana
Honor by Elif Shafak is a multi-generational story of a Turkish-Kurdish family. In this book, Shafak explores the concept of honor in different cultural contexts. The story takes place in Turkey, Gaza, Kurdistan and England.