Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Title:  Flights Author: Olga Tokarczuk Publisher: Riverhead Books Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, European Literature, Cultural, Travel, Contemporary, Essays Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin’s heart is … Continue reading Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

October BookClub: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Author: Sara Gruen Publisher:  Algonquin Books Page Count: 335 Publication Date: 2007 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he … Continue reading October BookClub: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For the 2019 Reading Challenge, where I was supposed to be selecting a book to read to a child, I had chosen to (re)read the famed French story The Little Prince. This poetic tale is of a little boy who strikes out on his own and begins to understand the world through his encounters with … Continue reading August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

September BookClub: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Author: Alice Hoffman Publisher:  Simon and Schuster Page Count: 504 Publication Date: 2001 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.04) Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held … Continue reading September BookClub: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Title:  The Salt Path Author: Raynor Winn Publisher: Michael Joesph Page Count: 288 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: NonFiction, Memoir, Autobiography, Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.23) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave … Continue reading Book Review: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn