Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner | Review

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” ~ Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel Book Description Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to orphanage after their mother’s death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel the willful young woman into …

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 …

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture at Risk by JD Vance | Review

Advance Praise for Hillbilly Elegy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER You will not read a more important book about America this year. ~~The Economist   A riveting book. ~~The Wall Street Journal   Essential reading. ~~David Brooks, New York Times Book Description From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a …