Venenos de Deus, Remédios do Diabo by Mia Couto

God's Poisons, Devil's Remedies The young Portuguese doctor Sidónio Rosa, lost in love by the Mozambican mulatto Deolinda, whom he met in Lisbon at a medical congress, traveled as a cooperative to Mozambique in search of his beloved. In Vila Cacimba, where he meets her parents, he patiently waits for her to return from her internship… Continue reading Venenos de Deus, Remédios do Diabo by Mia Couto


Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences. Maud,… Continue reading Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)

Questions – Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

The title includes the word Enemies, why? Relation to Judaism by major characters, Herman attempts to reform, Yadviga converts, Rabby employs a ghostwriter, etc. Characters escaping from reality Herman's character somehow reminds of some of the Checkov's characters, philistines. In some ways the three wives situation and Herman's inability to deal with it was comic.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

DR. YUVAL NOAH HARARI has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. His research focuses on broad historical questions, such as: What is the relation between history and biology? Is there justice in history? Did people… Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Amazon Details From Wikipedia: Chapter 1, "The Stowaway" is an alternative account of the story of Noah's Ark from the point of view of the woodworms, who were not allowed onboard and were stowaways during the journey. Chapter 2, "The Visitors" describes the hijacking of a cruise liner, similar to the 1985 incident of the Achille Lauro. Chapter 3, "The Wars… Continue reading Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters