“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!
The Alice Network I told myself I wouldn’t go back to the dark and desperate world of WWII Europe’s deprivations. … Continue reading Book Report: Women in war
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?
The Japanese Lover: A Novel Fans of Isabel Allende will enjoy this sweeping story of forbidden love. Two women meet … Continue reading Love in the time of prejudice
Franklin, Eleanor, Sara, Lucy, Earl, Missy, Lorena, Daisy, and Joe. This was a very crowded and complicated marriage. FDR and … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt’s crowded marriage
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?
In Life After Life, Kate Atkinson stretched the concept of fiction and challenged readers by exploring multiple futures for her … Continue reading Imagining a future
Actually, I’m catching up on writing about my reading. In the two months since my hand surgery and my move … Continue reading Catching up on my reading
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
In World War II Germany, many good but frightened people kept quiet in order to survive. Jewish Edith Hahn, The Nazi … Continue reading What would you do to survive?