Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Publication Date: 2006 Publisher: Hill and Wang ISBN: 9780374500016 Synopsis from Goodreads: Night is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust and toward the end of the Second WorldContinue reading “Review: Night by Elie Wiesel”

Blog Tour: These Good Hands by Carol Bruneau

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: These Good Hands Author: Carol Bruneau Publisher: Cormorant Books Publication Date: April 1, 2015 ISBN: 9781770864276 Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in the early autumn of 1943, These Good Hands interweaves the biography of French sculptor Camille Claudel and the story of theContinue reading “Blog Tour: These Good Hands by Carol Bruneau”

Book Club 6: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Titles: Life After Life Author: Kate Atkinson Publisher: Bond Street Books Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 9780385671378 Synopsis from Goodreads: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take herContinue reading “Book Club 6: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson”

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: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 by Kurtis J. Weibe

   Title: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 Author: Kurtis J. Weibe and Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Image Comics Date Published: September 2012 ISBN: 9781607065821  Synopsis from Goodreads: A coming of age tale told through the eyes of a group of French orphans during World War 2 who are saved by a brave and daring American boy named Peter.Continue reading “Review: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 by Kurtis J. Weibe”

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”

Jazz Time in “Half Blood Blues”

This week’s book was Esi Edugyan’s “Half Blood Blues.” I remember buying this book months ago, drawn to the cover like a fly to honey. Yes, I’ll admit it loud and proud, I choose all my books based on the cover. There’s something about good cover art that makes you want to stick your noseContinue reading “Jazz Time in “Half Blood Blues””