Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bang!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a Young Adult historical fiction recommended to me by my friend Joan. Although this is an excellent novel, I wouldn’t recommend it for children in grammar school or junior high. The story … Continue reading

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Generations

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, is a Top 150 novel which made little sense to me. What really amazed me is that the novel won prestigious awards. This is a fictional story about a woman named Daisy who has … Continue reading

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Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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Wombs

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood was definitely not to my liking. I am still wondering why and how it was included on the Top 150 list. Might it have been widely read? Beats me! This is a futuristic novel … Continue reading

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A Child’s Eyes

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes is a memoir of letters written by the late Colombian painter. Emma was raised in abject poverty by a woman who eventually abandoned Emma and her older sister. They ended-up in a … Continue reading

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