Category Archives: Books for Adults

Fruit of the Drunken Tree: Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author; Marisol Ramirez, Almarie Guerra, narrators

One thought came to my mind when turning the last page. Could this really be based on a true story? There was so much evil between the pages of this heartbreaking novel.  It was like there was a disease that was caused by … Continue reading

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A Place For Us, Fatima Farheen Mirza, author; Deepti Gupta, Sunil Malhotra, narrators.

This is a very powerful book that examines family dynamics and relationships in a Muslim family whose origins began in India, but who now reside in America. They are, essentially, strangers in a strange land, and although the children were born … Continue reading

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Baby Teeth, Zoje Stage, author; Gabra Zackman, narrator

Baby Teeth, Zoje Stage, author; Gabra Zackman, narrator This is an incredibly creative psychodrama interpreted and read well by the narrator who expresses the thoughts and ideas of Suzette and Hanna very authentically so that their true personalities come through. … Continue reading

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The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home, by Sally Mott Freeman

This is an amazing story about the search for Barton Cross, who was lost during World War II, somewhere in the Philippines. It will take the reader on a journey into the midst of the horror and brutality that the … Continue reading

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The Incendiaries, R. O. Kwon, author; Keong Sim, narrator

This book appears to highlight the plight of the immigrant and the difficulty of adjusting to life when one feels unsuccessful or like a “stranger”, even when fully assimilated. Often, insecurity has its deleterious effect on some as they yearn to … Continue reading

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The Death of Truth, Michiko Kakutani, author; Tavia Gilbert, narrator

This is nothing but a hit piece, a hatchet piece meant to trash the current President because this liberal author despises him. She suffers from the lies of omission. Her hate is obvious, her derangement apparent and her anger palpable. … Continue reading

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The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer, author; Rebecca Lowman, narrator

Although the novel was probably meant to illustrate the abuse of women and to support a change in that environment, I did not feel it accomplished that goal, nor did I feel that it was authentic in its approach. There … Continue reading

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