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: When I Married My Mother by Jo Maeder

Tweet As a successful Manhattan radio DJ, Jo Maeder led what many would consider a glamorous New York City life. Yet when it became increasingly clear that her mother could no longer live on her own in the home she … 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: Still Life with Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer

Tweet Author Christina Hamlett sent in this review for one of her favorite books: There are numerous self-help books on the market that enable people to cope with major life transitions—divorce, the death of a spouse, the move to a … 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: 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

Book Review: Forever Lily by Beth Nonte Russell

Tweet When Beth Nonte Russell was asked to accompany a friend to pick up the baby girl she was adopting from China, she expected it to be an adventure. An avid traveler, Russell had never been to China, and she … Continue reading

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