Review: Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Shadow Child Author: Rahna Reiko Rizzuto Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: May 8, 2018 ISBN: 9781538711453 Synopsis from Goodreads: A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, theContinue reading “Review: Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto”

Review: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

*I received this book from Simon & Schuster CA in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Japanese Lover Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: November 3, 2015 ISBN: 9781501116971   Synopsis from Goodreads: In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to liveContinue reading “Review: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende”

Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Title: The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Author: Haruki Murakami Publisher: Bond Street Books Publication Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9780385352109  Synopsis from Goodreads: Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine’, and Oumi, ‘blueContinue reading “Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage”

Review: China Dolls by Lisa See

Title: China Dolls Author: Lisa See Publisher: RandomHouse Publication Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9780812992892 Synopsis from Goodreads: In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco’s exclusive “Oriental” nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled theContinue reading “Review: China Dolls by Lisa See”

Review: A Tale for the Time Being

 Title: A Tale for the Time Being Author: Ruth Ozeki Published by: Penguin Canada Books Inc. Date Published: 2013 ISBN: 978-0-14318742-4 A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of Naoko Yasutani, a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl as told through her diary. Ruth, a writer,  who lives on a remote island (presumably somewhere off theContinue reading “Review: A Tale for the Time Being”