Diwan Book Reviews May 2017

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Cairo Inside Out – Trevor Naylor

We are proud to be featured in this great book written by AUC Sales Director, Trevor Naylor. For visitors and residents, this evocative collection, an unabashed homage to Cairo’s persistent color and allure, will inspire them to visit those places once more.

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS – M.L. STEDMAN

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.

Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers

A historical romance novel set in the 1850s Gold Rush in California. The story is inspired by the Book of Hosea from the Bible. Its central theme is the redeeming love of God towards sinners.

The Improbability of Love – Hannah Rothschild

When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers.

Authentic Egyptian Cooking – Nehal leheta

This book showcases 57 authentic Egyptian recipes, from starters, to main courses to desserts. Each recipe illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs; a beautifully designed and visually sumptuous boutique book.

Attachments – rainbow Rowell

The story follows a man whose job it is to read email correspondence for the employees of his company, to make sure they are in compliance with policy.

By the time Lincoln realizes how much he feels for Beth, it’s too late to unread all of her personal messages. And it’s way too late to introduce himself.

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.

Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

THE SPY – PAULO COELHO

When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. Until, in 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage. Told through Mata’s final letter, this book tells the story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.

 

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