What I Read – September 2020

Read: Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Putnam, 2020) God in My Everything - Ken Shigematsu (Zondervan, 2013) Hamnet & Judith - Maggie O'Farrell (Knopf Canada, 2020) The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead (Bond Street Books, 2020) The Apothecary - Maile Meloy (Puffin Books, 2011) How Much of These… Continue reading What I Read – September 2020

Book Review: God In My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

God In My Everything - Ken Shigematsu (Zondervan, 2013) A friend recommended this book to Peter last fall when he was finding it difficult to balance prayer and devotion during his busy workday. I picked it up as a COVID read when I was struggling to find a rhythm in a world where time felt… Continue reading Book Review: God In My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Viking, 2020 I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be on sale September 15, 2020. In 1975, thirteen-year-old Lan Cao arrived in America on her own, her… Continue reading Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Book Review: Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. Jacobs

Molly of the Mall - Heidi L.M. Jacobs (NeWest Press, 2020) Molly MacGregor is in her early twenties, a student of literature at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The year is 1995 and Molly has taken a full-time summer job at Le Petit Chou Shoe Shop in "the mall". We follow Molly through her… Continue reading Book Review: Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. Jacobs

Book Review: Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anansi, 2020 I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is on sale September 1, 2020 I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and have been sitting on it since then, attempting to formulate my thoughts… Continue reading Book Review: Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Story - Kate Reed Petty (Viking, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. This book is stunning. It’s a thriller, a horror story, an indictment on rape culture. It explores women’s stories and how they’re told, how they’re received. It looks at domestic violence, alcoholism, relationships.… Continue reading Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Book Review: The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase

The Daughters of Foxcote Manor - Eve Chase (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020) I received an Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. Rita was hired as a nanny for the wealthy Harrington family, to care for angsty, adolescent Hera, rambunctious young Teddy, and the new baby due soon. It was her dream… Continue reading Book Review: The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase

Book Review: Between Inca Walls by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre

Between Inca Walls - Evelyn Kohl LaTorre (She Writes Press, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This book is on sale now. In the early 1960s, Evelyn Kohl was 21-years-old, a sheltered young Catholic woman looking for adventure. Though she… Continue reading Book Review: Between Inca Walls by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre

Book Review: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Sisters - Daisy Johnson (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof from the publisher. All opinions are my own. Book on-sale 25 August 2020. Daisy Johnson's writing is lush, beautiful, and unsettling. As in her previous novel (read my review of Everything Under here), Johnson plays with the line between reality and fantasy,… Continue reading Book Review: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Book Review: If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

If I Had Two Wings - Randall Kenan (W.W. Norton & Company, 2020) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This title is on sale 3 August 2020. This is a strange and somewhat surreal collection of… Continue reading Book Review: If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan