The Angel Makers

By: Jessica Gregson Fiction 2011 Subject Matter: Women; Hungary; Self-realization in women; World War; 1914-1918; Women murderers Rating: 3/5 You guys. Maybe it’s just that I’m in the process of reading an Alice Munro collection so everything else doesn’t seem… Continue Reading

The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

By: Katharine Butler Hathaway 1942 Nonfiction Subject Matter: American authors; 20th century; Biography; Pott’s disease; Patients; Women; Maine; Castine Rating: 5/5 The Little Locksmith is ostensibly a memoir about a young woman who purchases a house. In reality, it is… Continue Reading

The Nightingale

By: Kristin Hannah 2015 Fiction Rating: 3/5 After hearing all the hype about The Nightingale, my grandmother gave me this book as a gift. Out of respect, I read it dutifully, though I usually steer far clear of contemporary best… Continue Reading

Caleb’s Crossing

By: Geraldine Brooks 2011 Fiction Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States Rating: 3/5   I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially… Continue Reading

The Complete Persepolis

Persepolis 1 Persepolis 2 Persepolis 3 Persepolis 4 By: Marjane Satrapi 2000 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Comic books; Comic strips; Persepolis Rating: 3/5 One first important point: Persepolis is a graphic novel. Graphic novels always frustrate me. I never really know… Continue Reading

Meridian

By: Alice Walker 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: African American college students; African American women; Voter registration; Southern states; Atlanta Rating: 2/5 You probably know Alice Walker from┬áThe Color Purple. Like that novel,┬áMeridian is a depiction of the African-American experience. Walker… Continue Reading