Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick

3/5 Stars Barbara Demick has made a bit of a career writing about tense regions of the world–she has been a correspondent in Eastern Europe, China, and South Korea. Her most successful book so far has been Nothing to Envy, a nonfiction account of life in the port town of Chongjin, North Korea. This wasContinue reading “Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick”

My Past is A Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani

2/5 stars Zeba Talkhani knew she was different from a young age. Growing up in a Muslim family in India and Saudi Arabia, she struggled in the patriarchal expectations of her culture and the rigid standards for women. In My Past is a Foreign Country, she recounts her life of slowing removing herself from theseContinue reading “My Past is A Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani”