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

The Secret Life of Bees Movie/Book Comparison

Tweet Yesterday Catherine and I went to see The Secret Life of Bees with our book club. It was a school holiday and Madeleine joined us, since we had previously read the book with her book club too. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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