The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | Review

In The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian weaves a “spellbinding tale…between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.” ~Synopsis for Hardcover edition via Goodreads Book Description One woman’s journey into her family’s past reveals a shocking story that… More The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | Review

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | Review

Barbara Kingsolver never disappoints. Each book is different from the last. Each book feeds the reader’s soul in its unique way. Book Description Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us… More Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | Review

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella | Review

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella was exactly the book I needed. After reading some heavy, dark novels, I wanted something light, somewhat serious, but altogether fun to read. SYNOPSIS: Part love story, part workplace dramedy, part witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world, this is New York Times… More My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella | Review

And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer | Review

Synopsis: The New York Times-bestselling author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a new powerful and passionate novel—inspired by historical events—about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives. In the ruins of Germany in 1945, at the… More And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer | Review

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien | Review

  From Goodreads: A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for… More The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien | Review