Weaving together a thread of finely tuned suspense with a fascinating setting and real-life figures, Sarah Barthel’s debut is historical fiction at its most evocative and compelling.”
Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just ‘home.”
“When we talk of fate, when we talk of a fatalistic vision of human experience, what we mean is that the most important forces that shape human lives are out of human control.”
― Petina Gappah, The Book of Memory
“Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment.”
― Stephen King
“There’s nothing quite as corrosive as guilt; it eats away at you from the inside out. I”
― Louise Jensen, The Sister: A psychological thriller with a brilliant twist you won’t see coming
A literary page-turner about a beloved college professor accused of murdering his entire family, and one small-town cop’s dangerous search for answers.
“I am always happy to meet my friend, and my friend is my weekend.”
― Debasish Mridha
“Some Killers are Made. Some Killers are Born.”Kelly Charron
“When you’re single, your weekend days are wide-open vistas that extend in every direction; in a relationship, they’re like the sky over Manhattan: punctured, hemmed in, compressed.”
― Adelle Waldman, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
“I looked westward and marveled that, somewhere over those mountains, Kabul still existed. It really existed, not just as an old memory, or as the heading of an AP story on page 15 of the San Francisco Chronicle.”
― Khaled Hosseini