Euphoria: Lily King

Using an incident in the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead (about a trip that Mead—Nell Stone, in the novel—had taken with her husband to study tribes in New Guinea), Lily King turns it into a story about relationships and the inability to completely know someone, let alone an entire culture. The book is set in …

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Our Lady of the Nile: Scholastique Mukasonga

Translated from French by Melanie Mauthner Scholastique Mukasonga paints a picture of a country by focusing on the microcosm of a girls’ boarding school in Rwanda around 1980. Our Lady of the Nile is a secondary school for girls run by Belgian nuns and priests. Situated on a hill near the source of the Nile …

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