The research the author did shine, and I’ve learned several things about Latvia, the region, the way Latvian Jews viewed the Soviets, and a bit of history
While the subject is, indeed, very serious, there’s also playfulness within the narrative. I have no idea how Mr. Uris managed to do that
In this enthralling novel from author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during WWWI
Take My Hand is the story of a young African-American nurse who finds herself administering trial sterilization shots to young African-American girls.
I the magical realism, an explanation of Chinese calligraphy. A fascinating read into what makes up the calligraphy symbols, and how Daiyu interprets them
I loved how the author incorporated scenes from The Little Prince into the narrative, allowing Saint-Exupéry to build his classic over the years
This book is brilliant, insane and twisted – a grotesque fable, sometimes funny & beautifully written. Even my daughter came to enjoy it after the first chapter
I enjoyed the interaction between Ingrid and David. I thought that plot device worked well to personalize the events, & also to highlight the history
Violeta was lives through extraordinary events, from World Wars, family tragedy, loves, lost, political turmoil, as well as women’s rights.
The descriptions in The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes of the local foods, customs, society, and certainly the cocoa industry were excellent.