“The Underisables” is a fast paced World War 2 adventure. At times gut wrenching and laugh out loud funny. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chad about his book, his research and dogs. In so many ways The Undesirables feels like a movie in my head when I was reading it. How does your… Continue reading Interview with Chad Thumann
Kit is a young nurse with very little experience who escapes to a family friend’s farm/boarding house for a rest after the war. Kit get’s involved in a charity that sends midwives and supplies to South India. While she is helping set up the charity Kit meets Anto, an Indian just finishing his medical training… Continue reading Book Review: Monsoon Summer
From the back of the book: 1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is… Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten Room
This year has been a wonderful literary year. I got to start a fantastic podcast, got to travel to a tropical island and I have read 51 fantastic stories that have carried me all over the world and back and forth through time. However, only 10 can make it into my favorites list. In no… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2016
There are only three possible endings to a story-if you put aside And They All Lived Happily Ever After, which isn’t an ending but a coda. The Gap of Time is a retelling of “A Winter’s Tale,” which is really one of Shakespeare’s unsung plays. Winterson does an excellent job of pulling this story into… Continue reading Book Review: The Gap of Time
Description from the back of the book: Jane Marlow’s debut novel is a beautifully written historical saga of two families—one born of noble heritage and the other bound as serfs to the noble’s household. Set during the mid-1800s in the vast grainfields of Russia, Who Is to Blame? follows the lives of two star-crossed serfs,… Continue reading Book Review: Who Is to Blame?
Back in July I did a spotlight on Secret Language of Stones. I typically do these spotlights when I don’t like the book or I didn’t have time to get to it by the time I was supposed to read it. In the case of this book, I didn’t like it. I want to like… Continue reading Book Review: Secret Language of Stones