Review of Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain, tells the story of the few years in Martha Gellhorn’s long life when she met Ernest Hemingway, fell in love with him, and was briefly married to him. McLain wrote about Hemingway’s first wife in her previous novel, The Paris Wife....

Review of Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

You’re going to want to read Rainbirds. Here are some reasons why: First, it takes place in Japan, so you’ll get an idea of what it’s like to live there. Second, it’s a murder mystery that is different from any murder mystery you’ve...

Review of Wrapped in the Stars by Elena Mikalsen

Reading this book reminded me of sitting before a fire wrapped in a robe, drinking a glass of wine and eating popcorn. It was easy and sweet. If you like romance, coincidences, travel, and robins–you will like this book. Maya had been a resident in a hospital in...

Fire and Fury, midway through

I won’t usually write with such a partisan edge, but this time it seemed appropriate. If you agree with my sentiments, please read the book and feel free to pass along this blog post. If you disagree, please read the book and pass along the blog post. Maybe it can...

Review of This I Know by Eldonna Edwards

Young Grace has Powers. That is, she can tell people’s futures, and she knows when something important is happening somewhere else. She considers this a gift from God, but her fundamentalist pastor father disagrees. He tries to get her to stop it, but she...