Book Review: The Lonely Tree by Yael Politis

Tweet Tonia is single-minded in her desire to escape the hard life and insecurity on a kibbutz in Israel for the easy life she imagines waits for her in the United States. She even keeps a magazine photo of her … Continue reading

Book Review: Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods

Tweet For me a great memoir does more than tells a personal story. It also engages both my emotions and my intellect and leaves me wanting to know more about the author and what she writes about. Bonobo Handshake by … Continue reading

Book Review: The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy

Tweet In The Year of Goodbyes, author Debbie Levy takes a fresh approach to memoir and the story of German Jews in the late 1930s. The book takes place in the year 1938, when Jutta Salzberg, Levy’s mother, is a … Continue reading

Book Review: Zlata’s Diary by Zlata Filipovic

Tweet My daughter, Catherine, wrote this review after our mother-daughter book club read Zlata’s Diary and saw the author, Zlata Filipovic at a local book signing. This is a very good book. It is about an 11-year-old girl named Zlata … Continue reading

Book Review: Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang

Tweet Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang is a compelling memoir from a girl growing up during the Chinese cultural revolution. Filled with patriotic fervor for the Chinese communist government, Ji-li is at first ashamed to be part of her … Continue reading

Book Review: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Tweet In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is a gripping story of courage in the face of unjust actions and repression. We had a great discussion in our mother-daughter book club about this book when we read … Continue reading

Book Review: Going Solo

Tweet After our mother-daughter book club read Going Solo by Roald Dahl, my daughter, Madeleine wrote this review. Going Solo is a memoir that picks up where Boy left off. It follows Roald Dahl’s adventures in Africa and around the … Continue reading

Book Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Tweet My daughter Catherine wrote this review of Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl; it’s one of her favorite books. I recommend this book for all ages and girls, boys, women and men. In short, it should be a … Continue reading

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