Novel to Film Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn... About the Novel: Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted … Continue reading Novel to Film Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Book Review: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee... About: Diane seems to have the perfect life. She is a wife, a mother, and the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary cafe in Paris. But when she suddenly loses her beloved husband and daughter in a tragic car accident, the world as she … Continue reading Book Review: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand

My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Welcome to a new series, My Reading Life, where I revisit the authors and novels that have shaped me into the reader I am today.   Today I'm talking about how I fell down the rabbit hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and why I stayed there. … Continue reading My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

New Release Book Review: Lea by Pascal Mercier

Lea... About: Pascal Mercier's Night Train to Lisbon mesmerized readers around the world, and went on to become an international bestseller, establishing Mercier as a breakthrough European literary talent. Now, in Lea, he returns with a tender, impassioned, and unforgettable story of a father's love and a daughter's ambition in the wake of devastating tragedy. … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Lea by Pascal Mercier