Book Review: Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli

Tweet Calogero is a 14-year-old immigrant to Louisiana from Sicily, and he lives in the small town of Tallulah where his cousins and uncles sell groceries and produce. The year is 1899, and the small band of Sicilians find the … Continue reading

Book Review: The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

Tweet The Color of Earth is the first in a trilogy of graphic novels about a young girl named Ehwa and her widowed mother who owns a tavern in a small Korean village. The story takes place in a time … Continue reading

Book Review: The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb

Tweet The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb Calder left his human life when he was only nineteen, and in the 300+ years since then he has been a Fetch, a being sent to guide humans to the afterworld when they die. … Continue reading

Book Review: Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Tweet Autumn Winifred Oliver has a lot going on for an 11-year-old living in the tiny, mountain settlement of Cades Cove, Tennessee. She’s waiting to move with her mom and big sister Katie to Knoxville, where her dad already lives … 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

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: 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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