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January 12, 2014

Truth Like the Sun

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Dense with imagery, tense and skillfully plotted, Truth Like the Sun kept me reading as compulsively as if it were a news-breaking story clattering out of a teletype machine.
January 19, 2013

The Flower Net

Book review and analysis of writing technique. It was news to me that Lisa See had written a trilogy of thrillers set in China. And they are great. Book review on Flower Net, the first of the Red Princess mysteries.
November 30, 2012

Radiance

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Daisy Lawrence is hosting Keiko, a Hiroshima Maiden: a survivor of the bomb, the recipient of free American plastic surgery to remove her scars, and a poster child for the anti-bomb movement that funded her trip.
November 3, 2012

Girl in Translation

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Girl in Translation captured me from the start. You feel as though you’re reading a diary, an account of true events and not a work of fiction.
October 22, 2012

The Ghost Brush

Book review and analysis of writing technique. The Ghost Brush is firmly on my list of Top 10 books. The writing is masterful and immersive, the characters are memorable, and the premise intriguing
October 6, 2012

My Sister the Moon

Book review and analysis of writing technique. I never thought I'd enjoy a novel set in pre-historic Alaska; this book is proof positive that good storytelling succeeds in any setting.