Never Let Me Go

By: Kazuo Ishiguro Fiction 2005 Subject Matter: Women; England; Cloning; Organ donors; Donation of organs; Tissues Rating: 4/5 I’ve been staring at the screen for a while now trying to figure out where to start this review.

The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

By: Katharine Butler Hathaway Nonfiction 1942 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 Patron Saint of Liars

By: Ann Patchett Fiction 1992 Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky Rating: 4/5 “A fairy tale. A delight.” Not quite the words I would use, New York Times…

The Shape of Mercy

By: Susan Meissner Fiction 2008 Rating: 3.5/5   A friend of mine gave me The Shape of Mercy to read because she knows how much I enjoy historical fiction. I had low expectations. The cover makes it look like a… Continue Reading

Meridian

By: Alice Walker Fiction 1976 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