Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2013 My Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!) I liked The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult a lot.  However, it is about the Holocaust and is violent and graphic in detail at times.  After reading Part I, I was disturbed by the story and questioned whether I would continue.… Continue reading Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani HarperCollinsPublishers, 2012 My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) This is the love story of two Italian immigrants.  I loved the inside look into their lives.  My grandparents came through Ellis Island to America from Ireland,  so I had a special interest in what it was like in New York during… Continue reading Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah St. Martin's Press, 2015 Description(from the author's website) In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe… Continue reading Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Review: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh G.P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Group (USA), February 10, 2015 Description (from amazon.com) My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and… Continue reading Review: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

Review: Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker

Mercy Snow: A Novel by Tiffany Baker Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, First Trade edition: January, 2015 Reading Group Guide, 2015 Description (from amazon) In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course… Continue reading Review: Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker

Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You: A Novel by Celeste Ng Penguin Group (USA), 2014 Description (from the author's website) Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their… Continue reading Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Review: The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman

The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman The Berkley Publishing Group, (Penguin Group (USA) LLC) Berkley Trade Paperback, On-sale: September 2, 2014 Description (from the author's website) Written in dazzling prose and set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic… Continue reading Review: The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman

Review: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion Berkley Books, New York, 2014 A collection of short stories by: Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, Karen White Introduction by Krisin Hannah Description (from amazon) A war bride awaits the arrival of her… Continue reading Review: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

Review: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014 Description (from the author's website) Published by Viking, January 7, 2014 Selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 A New York Times #1 BestsellerFrom the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees: a masterpiece of hope, daring,… Continue reading Review: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd