RECENTLY READ: MARCH 2020

RECENTLY READ: MARCH 2020

The bestselling and award-winning Indian-born American novelist, Thrity Umrigar, published her ninth novel, Everybody’s Son, in 2017. The story is about a mixed-race little boy, Anton, whose mother is a crack-addict. The mother, Juanita, leaves her nine-year-old son locked in an airless apartment for a…

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

While out driving, and taking a break from her over-scheduled life, Suzanne comes across a teenage girl—a girl who emerges from the woods. She looks starved, ill, and she collapses. While the girl, Iris, is in the hospital, she reveals that she has been living…

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…