Over the course of a school year we watch as friendship and love bloom between Alice and Rémy, against the backdrop of a depressing little town called Starling. With a writing careful and lush without being too flowery, the author deftly conjures up the magic of childhood, this ability to wonder, always. "Leave behind what … Continue reading Starling, by Kirsten Cram
I recently finished reading Lean on Me and felt the need to put pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboard.). Here is the blurb, my scattered thoughts follow. "When a flock of crows invades their shared apartment block, farmer-turned-debt collector Ludovic and fashion designer Aurore speak for the first time. With nothing but the … Continue reading Lean on Me, by Serge Joncour, translated by Jane Aitken and Louise Rogers Lalaurie
"Although it deals with difficult and sensitives topics, I laughed and had a very good time reading Concrete Rose"
Merci à l'éditeur et l'auteur pour l'exemplaire dédicacé! Ma chronique n'en a pas été influencée. 🇫🇷 Paris, 1939. Odile, la vingtaine toute fraîche, vient de décrocher le job de ses rêves à la l'American Library de Paris. Le paisible quotidien de cette amoureuse des livres vole pourtant en éclat lorsque les nazis envahissent puis occupent … Continue reading [Bilingual Review]Une soif de livres et de liberté / The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles
The publisher graciously sent me a copy of this novel. Here is my honest review. From the publisher : "When Harriet Stoker dies falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a group of of ghosts, each with a special power. Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome Harriet into their world, eager to … Continue reading The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker, by Lauren James
I received a copy of I Am Change from the publisher, and here is my honest review. It has been a while since I posted a review on here. I am happy to come back to talk about such a great novel. I actually shared my thoughts on Instagram already, but I will try to … Continue reading I am Change, by Suzy Zail
I have finally come across a book I felt a urge to discuss. A masterpiece I needed to rave about at lengths.
So, I kinda fell in love with this book. After reading some other critics though, I started to wonder if I was being too generous... But let's dive in and examine it in greater detail. For those of you who are -- like I was until recently, late to the party; The Miniaturist takes place … Continue reading The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton
Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for this review copy of City of Girls. Here is my honest review. The novel follows Vivian, a young American woman from a privileged background that is sent to live with her aunt in New-York after having been expelled from Vassar College, in the summer of 1940. Her aunt runs a … Continue reading City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Many thanks to Elena over at Bloomsbury Publishing for sending an ARC of Joanne Ramos' debut novel my way! Jane is a young woman , immigrant, half-Filipina, half-American, and a single mother. She needs money. So when her old cousin Ate tells her about Golden Oaks Farm, she decides to seize the opportunity. At the … Continue reading The Farm, by Joanne Ramos