Monthly Archives: December 2011

Please Look After Mom, Kyung-Sook Shin

This story is beautifully written. It is the poignant tale of a mother who goes missing and the family that discovers how great the loss of this parent really is, only after she is gone. It captures the universal dynamic … Continue reading

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The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer

This book chronicles the tragedy of the rise and fall of Hitler’s Third Reich in Hungary. It is a very difficult subject made even more heartbreaking than it already is because deep in the recesses of the reader’s mind, while … Continue reading

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The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom

 As I read this book I was reminded of the Victorian novels I read as a young girl, in which the heroine always faced the most awful circumstances but was rescued by a hero at various turns in her life, … Continue reading

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