Posts under ‘1990s’

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Five words from the blurb: family, farm, rape, tragic, consequences Joyce Carol Oates was one of those authors I’d always wanted […]

Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes

Five words from the blurb: Earth, species, starfaring, space, future I hadn’t heard of this book until I read about […]

The First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf

 Translated from the French by Dorothy S. Blair Winner of the 1993 Prix Goncourt Five words from the blurb: beans, […]

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Five words from the blurb: Vietnam, war, healing, masterpiece, devastating The Things They Carried is a modern classic. It has […]

The Soldier’s Return by Melvyn Bragg

Five words from the blurb: returns, war, Burma, Cumbria, changed Last month I read A Division of the Light which […]

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Five words from the blurb: WWI, affair, mud, doomed, love I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time, but […]