The Magician of Lublin – Isaac Bashevis Singer

It is one of those books that I should have read when I was younger. I have had it for years and for years it has always been pushed down my TBR. Finally I read the Polish edition I own. The book is a story of Yasha Mazur, a Jewish performer/magician living in the late …

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The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad

We all know the phrase 'first world problems', this book reminded me how very first world my problems are. It was published in 2002, so sixteen years ago and a year after Taliban has been overthrown in Afghanistan. Asne Seierstad has lived with a family of a Kabul bookseller, which in her book she calls …

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