The Remains of the Day

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? The Remains of the Day (Vintage International, 1993) is by Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of eight novels who won the 2017 Nobel in Literature. I first read this book twenty plus years ago. Re-reading it, I was...

In an Antique Land & The Imam and the Indian

Two early books by a most intriguing and lyrical author, Amitav Ghosh: In an Antique Land (Penguin, 2009) is a spellbinding narrative that combines historical research with personal observations of skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. It transcends genres...

Night Train to Lisbon

  Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (Grove Press, 2004) I first read this page-turning thriller several years ago. I was attracted to re-read it because of its fine plot, historical setting, and character development. It kept me up several nights and...

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