The Rain God by Arturo Islas is a complex and layered novel beautifully portrays family dynamics and assimilation struggles in a small immigrant town.
Gaiman lets the reader do a lot of the imagining, he stays away from overexplaining “how” or even “why” – many things are “just is”.
In this enthralling novel from author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during WWWI
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor tells of Grace Darling, a celebrated heroine, and her ancestor a hundred years later.
While the story is told from the view point of several people, it is about Mrs. Ella May Wiggins, and her struggles in work and personal life.
The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so.
This is a very rich story, I had to do some mental gymnastics to get my head wrapped around the mysticism concepts
This is a gritty book, not only with the vibrant descriptions of what the author has been through, but also of the enemy we are fighting. An enemy who’s goal was to decapitate the soldiers with dull knives and stick their heads on polls as warnings, or who seems to get their kicks kidnapping a six-year-old boy, gauging his eyes out, pulling his teeth and using him as their sexual plaything.
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson is a collection of amusing and fascinating pieces of trivia grouped by topic (barley though) about the English language
This is a charming book; a quick read with likable characters even thought the plot is quite predictable and somewhat unbelievable.