Monday, December 27, 2004

Exciting Discovery

A long time ago, I found a book called Mirage by Soheir Khashoggi. I found it because it was next to Stephen King on the shelf the year I decided I'd try some of his books. For all its flaws--primarily oversimplicity--it was a very enjoyable book. I've been looking for another novel by the author for a long time.

And what did I see at the new bookstore in Porter Square last week? Mosaic! It sounds like a similar storyline--I think there's something autobiographical about her writing. A woman from a wealthy family in a middle eastern country tries to reconcile her experiences in the wider world with the world at home. She's surrounded by both wealth and abuse...I can't wait to read the new one--I hold out great hopes.

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