Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lamb

A loosely connected series of short stories which follows a group of four aspiring students through snapshots in time -their acceptance at medical school, their studies, and their subsequent careers as doctors. The characters are shown as flawed yet sympathetic human beings, who take risks, make mistakes and learn to bear the label and ethical … More Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lamb

The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

This novel profiles Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda, from the viewpoint of the fictional Nicholas Garrigan, Amin’s personal doctor and occasional confident in the 1970s. Insulated by the sudden wealth and privilege of his new position, the naive young Garrigan does not recognize the horrors inflicted on the rest of the country by … More The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Rather than a memoir, this work is best classified as a series of essays about the parallels between life and in literature. Azar Nafisi provides brief description of her years in modern Iran, but spends the majority of her book recounting the lectures and discussions held with her hand-picked English literature students during their secret … More Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi