Review: Sophrosyne by Marianne Apostolides

Title: Sophrosyne Author: Marianne Apostolides Published by: BookThug Publication Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781771660501 Synopsis from Goodreads: Sophrosyne is one of only four virtues identified by Socrates – four traits which, if lived deeply, define who we are as human beings. But sophrosyne is a concept our culture has long forgotten. “”Self-restraint, ‘ ‘self-control, ‘Continue reading “Review: Sophrosyne by Marianne Apostolides”

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Title: The Lost GirlĀ  Author: Sangu Mandanna Published by: Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2 Wow. This is the word I choose to sum up Mandanna’s epic novel. It’s very rare that I’m so struck by a concept that is so shocking and morally-challenging, but so brilliant and complete. “EvaContinue reading “Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna”