Tag Archives: family

Wonder

Book vs. Movie    I read the book and loved it.  Even though it is a young adult novel, it speaks to a wide audience.  It was such a special story that I was very excited when I found out … Continue reading

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The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

A Five Star Pick Jackie Copleton has written a fine debut.  How do I know?  Is reading the book literally in ONE day enough proof that the novel is engrossing?  I was the first to take home this gem from … Continue reading

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Inside the O’Briens

A Five Star Pick I had been waiting for this novel from Genova ever since I heard it was being written and I have to say I was not disappointed.  Once again, she has proven that a neurological condition, despite … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

A Five Star Pick I was so convinced that this novel was about a real person—the author did such an amazing job!  Malka boards a ship to America with her Russian Jewish family when she is a little girl, to … Continue reading

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No Cheating, No Dying: I Had a Good Marriage, Then I Tried to Make it Better

A Five Star Pick If you are married or in a serious relationship, this book is a fresh look at how to observe the union with your partner.   You may even find yourself disecting it.  Basically, the author felt she had … Continue reading

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Persepolis

Book vs. Movie Let me start off by saying that I thought the movie was based on the first book because that is the only part I read.  If you read it in French, however, Satrapi’s memoir is actually divided … Continue reading

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Left Neglected

A Five Star Pick Sometimes, when you are very busy, things just seem to hurry along without the awareness of other stuff going on around you.  That usually means if you have a hectic work schedule or active life, your … Continue reading

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