If you’re looking for a book that explores the horrors of the Holocaust but does so in a really beautiful way, I recommend this book. It begins in Berlin, where a mother, Hanna, is trying desperately to save her daughter Lea. She learns that there… Continue Reading “Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman”
Readers of historical fiction will enjoy this book about MI5 agents in World War II (and post-WWII) London. I also know there are some Atkinson fans who didn’t love Life After Life and prefer something a little more straightforward, so this book should please… Continue Reading “Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson”
If you’re a Jennifer Egan fan, you’ve already heard that this book is a bit different from her others, in that it’s traditional historical fiction. If you loved Goon Squad, this book isn’t anything like that one, but don’t let that keep you from… Continue Reading “Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan”
Thank you, Kate Atkinson, for this fantastic book. I’ve been a fan of Atkinson for years, but while I could appreciate Life After Life, the multiple-life plot device made it hard to really get into the story. A God in Ruins was exactly what… Continue Reading “A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson”
Much as I love Isabel Allende, her books can be somewhat uneven, and this was not one of my favorites. Allende tells the story of Alma Belasco, a girl who emigrates from Poland to San Francisco in 1939. She is adopted by her aunt… Continue Reading “The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende”
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