#TBT Review: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Book Title: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Author: Kim Edwards

Genre: Literary fiction, Contemplative fiction

Published Date: May 30, 2006

Rating: 4 stars

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 22, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: TBR, A to Z Authors (E), and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter”

#TBT Thoughts: The Nixie’s Song

Book Title: The Nixie’s Song: Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles

Author: Tony diTerlizzi and Holly Black

Genre: Children

Rating: 2.5 stars

“The Spiderwick Chronicles” leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.  Continue reading “#TBT Thoughts: The Nixie’s Song”

#TBT Thoughts: Great Expectations

Great ExpectationsBook Title: Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens

Genres:  Classic Fiction

Back in the beginning of 2008, I took on a number of reading challenges: My Year of Reading Dangerously, Chunkster, Mini challenge #7, A to Z Title (G), Back to History and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. And this is the first book with reflective thoughts that kicked off the year. Continue reading “#TBT Thoughts: Great Expectations”

#TBT Review: The Life You Long For

Life Longed ForBook Title: The Life You Long For

Author: Maribeth Fischer

Genres:  Adult Fiction, Suspense

Pub Date: March 6, 2007

3 STARS

When every mother’s worst nightmare becomes Grace’s reality, she must examine her entire life — from the wrong choices to the right mistakes. Grace’s son Jack is a miracle. At three years old, he’s fighting a mysterious, deadly disease that his doctors predicted would kill him as a baby. Even though it was determined to be mitochondrial disease, the little-known illness remains a mystery to medicine. Grace has sat by his bedside every minute he has been in the hospital, questioned every diagnosis, every medicine — even poring over medical journals and books at home late into the night. To the world, Grace’s fierce dedication is the sole reason for her son’s survival. But someone suspects that perhaps Jack’s disease is not what it seems. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Life You Long For”

#TBT Review: The Keep

TBT ReviewBook Title: The Keep

Author: Jennifer Egan

Genres:  Suspense, Adult Fiction

Pub Date: Reprint 7-10-07

5 STARS

Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep-–the tower, the last stand-–is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Keep”

#TBT Review: The World to Come

TBT ReviewTitle: The World toCome

Author: Dara Horn

Genre:  Literary Fiction

Pub Date: October 17, 2006

3 STARS

 

A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles’ cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents’ living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family’s startling history–from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.

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#TBT Review: Shopaholic and Baby

Shopaholic and babyTitle: Shopaholic and Baby

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre:  Chick Lit

Pub Date: February 27, 2007

3 STARS

 

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

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