Book Reviews

Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

By on June 21, 2016

For some reason, I’m really attracted to novels from this same time period – a time of western expansion, when life was constant work on the American frontier. Work…

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Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

By on May 12, 2016

In the fall of 2011, an eighth-grade student of mine wrote a beautiful letter to Ruta Sepetys, the author of Between Shades of Gray, detailing what she’d gleaned from…

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Review: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

By on March 7, 2016

Friends, this was a difficult one for me to get through.

The Aviator’s Wife is a work of historical fiction about Ann Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh’s wife. Narrated by Ann, the…

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Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

By on February 19, 2016

Magic. Pure magic.

This book…I’m almost at a loss for words! If you haven’t yet read All the Light We Cannot See, it’s imperative that you put it on your…

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

By on February 6, 2016

The Book Thief is one of those books that everyone I knew was raving about five years ago, yet I somehow never managed to sit down and read it….