The Book of Secrets: A Novel
The Book of Secrets is a spellbinding novel of generations and the sweep of history which begins in 1988 in Dar es Salaam when the 1913 diary of a British colonial officer is found in a shopkeeper’s back room. The diary enflames the curiosity of a retired schoolteacher, Pius Fernandes, whose obsession with the stories it contains gradually connects the past with the present. Inhabiting the story is a memorable cast of characters, part of an Asian community in East Africa, whose lives and fates we follow over the course of seven decades. Rich in detail and description, M. G. Vassanji’s award-winning novel magnificently conjures setting and the realm of eras past as it explores the state of living in exile from one’s home and from oneself.
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Review: The Book of SecretsUser Review - Melissa Williams - Goodreads
Disappointing. The center of the story focused around Corbin's lost diary from his years in East Africa. I read the book wondering who and how the secret would be revealed. How disappointing to find ... Read full review
Review: The Book of SecretsUser Review - Nouna - Goodreads
Not My favorite. Read full review