Tag: Books

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 […]

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 […]