Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The story has many surprises and some twists which kept up my interest to the end.

Book Review: Chains of Sand by Jemma Wayne

The author writes about the challenges of living in the region for both Jews and Arabs, especially for young people who struggle with identity and family.

Book Review: PhDeath by James P. Carse

This book took me a little longer than usual to read because I had a great time trying (emphasis on “trying”) to solve the puzzles, which come in a form of lists

Book Review: Spaceships by Ron Miller

This wonderful, hard cover coffee table book, is a visual trip through space and time of spaceship, rockets and their influence on pop-culture and art.

Book Review: The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming

An unusual entry in the series since it is narrated by a French-Canadian woman and not James Bond

Book Review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

I, of course, could never relate to rich Asian immigrants, but still found the basic truths to be the same about every family.

Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

The author weaves in true events with his story. The tragic case of the St. Louis, German transatlantic liner with 288 passengers escaping certain death

Book Review: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

It was fascinating to read about characters with a strange sense of morality

Graphic Novel Review: Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda

The graphic novel is for mature audience, there is plenty of violence and some nudity

Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

This is not an uplifting book, but it is a very interesting story and about a young boy, in his formative years living in the Warsaw Ghetto

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