RECENTLY READ: SEPTEMBER 2019

RECENTLY READ: SEPTEMBER 2019

Seventeen-year-old Raymond is an unusually mature and self-aware youngster who is finding it hard to fit in at home and at school. He lives in an apartment building in New York. One day, he finds an old woman standing in her doorway, calling out, “Hello?…

RECENTLY READ: JUNE 2019

RECENTLY READ: JUNE 2019

Elsi, daughter of a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish father, is living in the Lodz ghetto during WWII in constant fear of deportation. Risking her own life, she joins a resistance group in the ghetto. Nine-year-old blonde and blue-eyed Matilda is taken by the Nazis…

RECENTLY READ: April 2019

RECENTLY READ: April 2019

In this engaging autobiography, Secretary Albright gives the reader an excellent history lesson with an added personal touch of her family’s story. Marie Jana Korbelova (or Madlenka as she was called) was born in Prague in 1937. Her father was Josef Korbel, a senior Czechoslovak…

RECENTLY READ: March 2019

RECENTLY READ: March 2019

Sara and Brian Fitzgerald’s life is forever changed when they learn that their two-year-old daughter Kate has leukemia. Their only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to become a donor and save Kate’s life, right at brith. Even though this genetic engineering raises…

RECENTLY READ: February 2019

RECENTLY READ: February 2019

Be Frank With Me is told through the eyes of Alice, a young twenty-something woman sent to help out at the home of a reclusive literary legend Mimi who is writing a sequel to her one hit novel. This isn’t just a simple house cleaning…

RECENTLY READ: JANUARY 2019

RECENTLY READ: JANUARY 2019

The book is set in Nazi occupied France and tells the story of Lucien Bernard, a struggling architect, who, like many people in Paris, was not all that sympathetic to the Jews. Then a wealthy businessman offers him a large sum of money and gives…