Book Review: We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni

Tweet Maggie Fox and her sister, Kate, are just playing around when they pretend they can communicate with the dead. But soon their brother is digging up the basement and finding what may be a body, and people everywhere are … Continue reading

Interview with Kathleen Kent, Author of The Heretic’s Daughter

Tweet Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic’s Daughter, a story of the Carrier family and the Salem Witch Trials (see my review). She grew up in Dallas before attending the University of Texas at Austin.  After college she … Continue reading

Book Review: Heavens to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace

Tweet My daughter, Catherine, and I went to our mother-daughter book club meeting on Monday. We were set to discuss Heavens to Betsy, one of the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. The book begins with the news that Betsy’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When by Annette Laing

Tweet When Hannah and Alex move to Snipesville, Georgia from San Francisco with their father they are incredibly bored and somewhat resentful. Their mother has died in a car accident, and when they leave California they also leave their grandparents … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet It’s 1935 on Alcatraz Island. Al Capone is The Rock’s most famous prisoner among a number of notorious criminals. He’s also a constant fascination for the families of the guards, who live in houses on the island next door … Continue reading

Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, Author of Thirsty, Talks About Reading with Her Daughter

Tweet Kristin Bair O’Keeffee, whose debut novel Thirsty was recently released, has written a wonderful essay about reading to her young daughter. Thirsty is a gritty story about tenacious women and their struggle to find what makes life bearable in … 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: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Tweet Last night my daughter Catherine and I met with our mother-daughter daughter book club. We had read A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. The girls are in eighth grade, and this book addresses more mature subject matters than we’ve … Continue reading

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