“I cannot throw a decent punch or carry a grown man across a battlefield, but I can wear red lipstick as though my life depended on it. And the truth is, these days, it often does.” Continue reading Book Report: Vive la France!
While there is much loss, much sadness in Ordinary Grace, it is ultimately a hopeful story. Continue reading The unexpected miracle of another day
“I did not hesitate to be disagreeable to preserve my independence.” Continue reading Talk about a rebellious teenager!
Originally published in The Nevada Appeal on September 26, 2001 My Own Battlefields in This New War “It’s awful here. … Continue reading Remembering the day the world changed
This novel is stylistically challenging. Each of the characters— fictional and historic– speaks or relates the speech of another without much connecting tissue. Continue reading Book Report: To read or not to read
The People of the Book Australian archivist Hannah Heath has come to Sarajevo to investigate and conserve a priceless text, … Continue reading Book report: The power of the book
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War By Tony Horwitz Think you understand the Civil War? Think … Continue reading Book report: It ain’t over till it’s over
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion Fannie Flagg I’ve been a Flagg fan for years and have always enjoyed the … Continue reading Book review: Just who do you think you are?
This book put me right back in occupied France during WWII. I told myself I wouldn’t go back there after … Continue reading What did you do in the war, Mom?
You know who I mean. The guy who thinks internment camps were a good idea. But you know what they … Continue reading A message to that orange-haired monster