Wow! I did NOT see that coming! I don't want to brag or anything, but I am usually pretty good at guessing the outcome of stories. But truly, this one took me by surprise...and kept me up late!
This novel is put together so well. Honestly, I was just so impressed with how the author took her research into the lives of the very real people, places, and circumstances and wove together a story so rich in nuance that it made quite a plausible example of how this point in history could have played out.
I felt so many things with this book. While Fowler's more recent book, A Good Neighborhood, is completely different than this, her first book, both show her skill for stripping her characters down and laying bare all the things that makes them human, warts and all.
I almost didn't read this book. I wasn't really looking forward to it. After reading Bear Town about a year ago, which I didn't care for, I was afraid that this book wouldn't live up to the hype. But start it I did, and I'm glad for it.
This book actually reminded me a little bit of To Kill a Mockingbird – the writing, the Southern setting, the pacing, the court case, the prejudice, but particularly the court case.
A chronicle of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the tattooist of Auschwitz, as he risked his life to help others survive and fell in love during the bleakest of circumstances.
Divided loyalties and deadly secrets are taking their toll on the daughter of the house where enemy soldiers are housed. But as her prejudice disappears and she falls for the enemy, their love story ends tragically, or does it?
From critically acclaimed author Stephen P. Kiernan, The Baker's Secret delves into finding hope under the bleakest of circumstances in this WWII historical fiction.
Becoming by Michelle ObamaPublished by: CrownPublish Date: November 13, 2018Genre(s): autobiography, memoir, nonfiction, politicsHB&W Rating: 5 StarsView on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon: Hardback, Kindle I grew up with a disabled dad in a too-small house with not much money in a starting-to-fail neighborhood, and I also grew up surrounded by love and music in a diverse … Continue reading Becoming – Book Review
The story of how a poor black woman's cells, taken without her consent, changed the face of medicine.