Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Gentleman In Moscow – How Can One Live In A Hotel And Keep One’s Sanity? or, A View Of A Different Era and Place

Book Review : A Gentleman In Moscow By Amor Towles Spoiler Alert! Summary A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik … Continue reading

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The Tinker’s Daughter – Do You Want Steampunk Elves?

Book Review : The Tinker’s Daughter e-book By Jamie Sedgwick Spoiler Alert! Summary Breeze is an outcast, a half-breed orphan born into a world torn apart by a thousand years of war. Breeze never knew her elven mother, and when her human father … Continue reading

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“Outrun The Moon” – The Value Of An Education

Book Review : Outrun The Moon By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. … Continue reading

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Black Flowers, White Lies – A YA Thriller

Book Review : Black Flowers, White Lies  By Yvonne Ventresca Spoiler Alert! Summary Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But … Continue reading

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Under A Painted Sky – Should Historical Novels Use Racial Slurs Which Are Accurate For The Time Period?

Book Review : Under A Painted Sky By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian : How Does Hope Change Us?

Book Review : The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Spoiler Alert! Summary Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into … Continue reading

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The Heir of Brownlie Manor – Regency Romance, But Does It Romance The Reader?

Book Review : The Heir of Brownlie Manor e-book By Anita Stansfield Spoiler Alert! Summary After a medical discharge from his duties in the Napoleonic War, Thomas Quincy Fitzbatten has returned home. Disoriented, burdened by guilt for his wealth, and disillusioned with … Continue reading

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