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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Elif Shafak   
Pages: 308      Published: 2019

The book: This story begins at the end with the death of a prostitute called Tequila Leila.  For 10 minutes and 38 seconds after Leila has taken her last breath, her brain continues to function and she recalls her life and what brought her to this ignominious end. Read more

Circe

Madeline Miller    Pages: 393     Published: 2018

The book: In the ancient Greek epic, The Odyssey, by the poet Homer, Odysseus, journeying home after the fall of Troy, encounters the witch Circe. He and his men are delayed on her island for a year. Although it takes Odysseus ten years to get home, Circe’s appearance in The Odyssey is fleeting. This wonderful novel is Miller’s reimagining and retelling of Circe’s life. Read more