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Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter 0

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter

★★★★☆ Imagine a landscape painting, an old master: a monolithic, alpine expanse, crystalline with ice and snowfall, trees weighty under wintry heft. On the horizon, the glow of a distant village. The hint of...

Schools on Trial by Nikhil Goyal 0

Schools on Trial by Nikhil Goyal

★★★☆☆ There was a time when people said that schools on the whole were “good.” Schools were supported by parents and multiple generations grew up in the same schools where teachers had already taught...

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson 0

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson

★★★☆☆ Howard Jacobson’s Shylock Is My Name is the second installment of Hogarth Shakespeare’s series of plays retold by contemporary authors and provides the series with an already well-needed expansion. Jacobson proves that one...

The Door by Magda Szabo 2

The Door by Magda Szabo

★★★★★ The shimmering, haunting brilliance of Magda Szabo’s The Door binds like a spell. This is a book to thrust into the hands of everyone you know and love and to clam up trying...