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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.
September 21, 2012

The Queen’s Gamble

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Fast-paced and filled with details that readers of historical novels crave, The Queen’s Gamble is set in the first year of Elizabeth I’s reign, when even her supporters doubt the young queen will survive to rule a second year.
September 9, 2012

City of Dreams

Book review and analysis of writing technique. City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling, a novel about early Manhattan and a family feud that poisons lives and loves for generations.