Monthly Archives: January 2017

This Is How It Always Is

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel When Rosie and Penn, parents of four boys, learn they are expecting their fifth child, Rosie hopes this one will be a girl. When Claude is born, she comes to terms … Continue reading

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The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio

Love, loss, war, religious conflict, sacrifice, and hope, The Memory of Us is the best kind of emotional tearjerker. In 1930’s England,  Julienne, a young, fashion conscious, Protestant girl deciding on her goals and enjoying an active social life in search of the perfect escort … Continue reading

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi, does a remarkable job exhibiting how we can inherit scars, and how emotional scars passed down through generations can be equally as impactful as physical scars. In this rich, well written debut novel, 250 years of … Continue reading

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Get Up, Stand Up

Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Rights! ~Bob Marley I enjoy reading nonfiction and find it to be a great way to learn something new. These next two books have something very important in common; both authors, Leah … Continue reading

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I LOVE NY

So many classic novels take place in NY, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn… and great stories of old New York conjure up warm feelings rich in history and nostalgia. A few of … Continue reading

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Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

   Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran is a thought provoking new novel that touches on illegal immigration, class, fertility and motherhood. Soli, at 18 years old leaves her small town in Mexico in hopes for a better life across the … Continue reading

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Ronald H. Balson – Author Obsession

There are occasions when I read a book and I love it so much I do a little research on the author.  Knowing a bit about who is behind the pages enhances my reading experience and provides a greater understanding … Continue reading

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Book Nation

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