I really wanted to love this book. Because it was so ecstatically recommended, perhaps my expectations going into it were too high. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. U. Reddy
This book is sad and yet soothing at the same time. It is now one of my favorite top 10 reads. Loved it!Published 12 months ago by ct
Each word and chapter are poetry, one gets a true feel not only for Felicia's emotions, but for the way the island feels on your skin. Read morePublished 15 months ago by fiber fan
This book transported me to its Spice Islands location and into the life of the woman whose story forms its core. It is a magical, mystical story that I found hard to put down. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Polly B.
The "Small Garden" at the Inner Bay, a picturesque place where the views, the smells, sounds and colours, "held her, slowly enveloped her, showed her things, whispered her its... Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Friederike Knabe
"The Professor" is a gem embedded in a sleek silver bracelet. A fantastic novel like the South American variety. Reoccurring phrases are just right, startling. Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Bixology
Enchanting story that swirls with a gently mystical appreciation for Ambon in the colonial era, full of observations of local mystical culture and a deep, sometimes ambivalent love... Read morePublished on April 15, 2009 by M Elliott
what i find most striking about the other reviews of this book is their failure to comment on the fact that this is not a novel.it's a collection of fused fragments. Read morePublished on May 14, 2007 by JAK