Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

The novel alternates between the horrific experiences of the Armenian people in Turkey during World War One, and the current lives of the survivors, now elderly and frail. When Orhan’s grandfather Kemal dies, he predictably leaves the family rug-making business to his grandson. However, he unexpectedly leaves Orahan’s family home in Turkey to a strange … More Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks

This collection of case histories and personal reflections by neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks, describes the weird and wonderful ways that music affects our brains.  The book is divided into themed sections including auditory hallucinations, issues of human musicality such as savants, how music impacts memory, and how music can trigger a sense of … More Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks