What I Read – February 2019

Read: When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi (Gale Engage Learning, 2016) Divided Loyalties - Nilofar Shidmehr (Astoria, 2019) Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev (Penguin Books, 1975) (translated from the Russian by Rosemary Edmonds) Minster Without Portfolio - Michael Winter (Hamish Hamilton, 2013) The Bellman's Secret - Heidi Barnes (Rare Bird Books, 2019) Quiet - Susan Cain (Crown Publishers, 2012) Miss Burma - Charmaine Cragg… Continue reading What I Read – February 2019

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Book Review: The Bellman’s Secret by Heidi Barnes

The Bellman's Secret - Heidi Barnes (Rare Bird Books, 2019) I read Heidi Barnes' first book (and the first in what is supposed to be The Bellman Trilogy) back in 2016 and...I didn't like it. (You can read my review here.) So when I was offered a copy of The¬†Bellman's¬†Secret by Rare Bird Books, I'll… Continue reading Book Review: The Bellman’s Secret by Heidi Barnes

What I Read – December 2016

Check back tomorrow for my complete 2016 reading list, including the highlights of my reading year. (If you're into that kind of thing.) The Bellman - Heidi Barnes (Vireo Rare Bird Books, 2016) The Wonder - Emma Donoghue (Harper Collins, 2016) The Fox at the Manger - P.L. Travers (Virago Modern Classics, 2015) The Death… Continue reading What I Read – December 2016

Book Review: The Bellman by Heidi Barnes

So many questions are raised by this story of a young man - Stanley - who sets out from his small town and takes the first job offered to him. Why does he only go the next (also small) town? Why does he expect finding work to be so easy? Why is this story even… Continue reading Book Review: The Bellman by Heidi Barnes