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…

RECENTLY READ: December 2018

RECENTLY READ: December 2018

This is an autobiography of an author who was the youngest of seven children born to Mormon fundamentalist parents in Idaho. Her father Gene thought he had prophetic powers, was always suspicious of the government and her mother Faye was an unlicensed midwife and a herbal healer.…

RECENTLY READ: November 2018

RECENTLY READ: November 2018

Pachinko traces the life, joys, and struggles of an immigrant Korean family in Japan. The story begins in a small Korean fishing village in 1911, where an older man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. The story moves forward and Sunja…

RECENTLY READ: October 2018

RECENTLY READ: October 2018

Based on a true story, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is a story of Pino Lella. Pino is like any other Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls. But his easy days of innocence come to an end after his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied…

RECENTLY READ: September 2018

RECENTLY READ: September 2018

It is 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau in France Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of…