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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Book Title: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Author: Aimee Bender Genre: Magical Realism, Coming of Age Blurb from Goodreads On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a … Continue reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A Review of and Personal Reflection on the Series

There are three books in the Little Women series written by Louisa May Alcott. However, Little Women was first published in two parts: 1. Little Women Volume 1, containing 23 chapters. 2. Little Women Volume 2, also titled Good Wives. These have been republished in one book, also titled Little Women, containing 47 chapters Little … Continue reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A Review of and Personal Reflection on the Series

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – Book Review

Book Title: The Light Between Oceans Author: M.L. Stedman Genre: Historical fiction, Romance, Emotional Drama Blurb from Goodreads Australia, 1926. After four harrowing years fighting on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns home to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated … Continue reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – Book Review

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Book Title: The Memory Book Alternative Title: The Day We Met Author: Rowan Coleman Genre: General Fiction, Contemporary Blurb from Goodreads The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address… What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? Is it possible to rebuild your life? Raise a … Continue reading The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

The Mother Code by Carole Stivers – Book Review

Book Title: The Mother Code Author: Carole Stivers Genre: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian Blurb from Goodreads It’s 2049, and the survival of the human race is at risk. The earth’s inhabitants must turn to their last resort, a plan to place genetically engineered children inside the cocoons of large-scale robots—to be incubated, birthed, and raised … Continue reading The Mother Code by Carole Stivers – Book Review


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