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.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first autobiography I read which I would consider to be literature, written with wit and wisdom to boot.
The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa is a short fable, a feel-good story which was a nice read during this time of year
Miss Allende explores multiple themes throughout the narrative, focusing on women’s issues in Latin America, but does not beat the reader with it.
A dead young boy, drained of blood is found on the Fleet Rive, London 1678. Sir Edmund Bury Godfrey enlists famous polymath Robert Hooke to help
Addie LaRue, a young French woman in 1714 makes a bargain with an ancient god, to live forever, but is forgotten by everyone she meets after they look away
A descendant of Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson has been drive away from her neighborhood in Charlottesville, VA by a white militia
In a futuristic society people are grown as nearly identical embryos & conditioned to remove strong desires. They take a drug called soma to keep them docile.
When Eldon Quint is mistaken for his outlaw tween brother, his son gets killed in the crossfire. Eldon goes on a journey to bury his son, and avenge his death