[Bilingual Review]Une soif de livres et de liberté / The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles

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 Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker, by Lauren James

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

Happiness

Happiness ... Is a book snuggled against your chest Under the warm blanket. It’s the light tapping of the rain Landing in jaunty rhythm on the roof. It’s his warm hand in yours Cramming a million sweet words In one gentle squeeze. It’s the smile of your sister The laughter of your mother. It’s the … Continue reading Happiness

Narrative

What are those words, poet, Flying around your mind Like crows, peering over your thoughts? They seize your anguish And knead your sorrow. In their pointed beaks Your delights wriggle, out of breath. The raven exhales. Its sigh’s your essence Condensed in the rims Of its pitch black feathers. Its blood’s a bottle of ink … Continue reading Narrative