While there is much loss, much sadness in Ordinary Grace, it is ultimately a hopeful story. Continue reading Book Report: The unexpected miracle of another day
“I did not hesitate to be disagreeable to preserve my independence.” Continue reading Book Report: Talk about a rebellious teenager!
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
Aah, the final book in Ken Follett’s epic Century Trilogy. The audio version of this one sustained me through several … Continue reading It’s a long story
I wrote this as a gift for my parents in 1998. I think it’s appropriate to share on Memorial Day. … Continue reading Waiting for Papa