Book Review: The Only True Genius in the Family, Interview with Author Jennie Nash

Tweet I recently finished reading a newly released book by Jennie Nash called The Only True Genius in the Family. Nash’s straightforward writing style brought me into the world of her characters right away, and I thought my readers would … Continue reading

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Tweet Readers who also receive my newsletter will know how much I like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, as I reviewed it in this month’s newsletter and recommended it as a gift in December. … Continue reading

Book Club Meeting: Reading Jane Austen Books

Tweet Last week Madeleine and I hosted our mother-daughter book club for the last time with the group as it is! As our daughters are graduating from high school in a few months, after June we won’t be having regular … Continue reading

Book Club Meeting and Book Review: Ireland by Frank Delaney

Tweet Last night Catherine and I went to our mother-daughter book club meeting at Show-Ling and Jaeda’s house. We had all read Ireland, by Frank Delaney. At 560 pages it weighed in (literally) as more than the books we usually … Continue reading

Interview with Tatiana de Rosnay, Author of Sarah’s Key

Tweet Not long ago I reviewed Sarah’s Key, a novel set in France during two time periods—World War II and today. I had the opportunity to connect by email with the author of Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay, and ask … Continue reading

Book Review: The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Tweet The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein is a historical fiction novel based on the life of Pan Yuliang, a Chinese artist born in 1899. Sold into a brothel by her opium-addicted uncle when she’s 14, Yuliang learns … Continue reading

Book Review: The Pages In Between by Erin Einhorn

Tweet In The Pages In Between, Erin Einhorn has written a memoir about what she finds when she searches for the Polish family that sheltered her Jewish mother during World War II. When she was growing up in Detroit, Einhorn … Continue reading

Book review: Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

Tweet I’ve loved every Molly Gloss book I’ve read, and Hearts of Horses proved no exception.  Here’s my review: It’s 1917 in rural Oregon, and many of the local men are away in France fighting. Into this scene rides Martha … Continue reading

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