What struck me first about this book is the quality of the art - National Geographic quality photographs that are poignant, fascinating and provocative. The pictures give an emotional punch to text that absolutely intends to make you feel something. Sometimes the pictures can add depth, like a picture of a child's hands holding one small fish - that somehow helped to feed the 5,000. Pictures of poverty and of those people who have tried to make positive changes in this world also help to… Continue
Added by Corinne on November 6, 2008 at 5:53am —
I am going out on a limb by writing this up. I have never yet written a review for a book I haven't actually finished. I feel like I am stirring the pot a bit, since this book is getting rave reviews all over the Internet - but I feel like I need to voice my own alternate opinion.
First of all, let's get this point out in the open: I am a member The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yes, that makes me a Mormon. Thus stems my interest in the book, since the 19th Wife was… Continue
Added by Corinne on November 5, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Title: Gramps and the Fire Dragon
Author: Bethany Roberts
Jesse and his grandfather sit in a rocking chair together, staring into a roaring fireplace. As they watch shapes form and dissolve within the dancing flames, soon they see the shape of an apple tree. In a moment, Jesse and Gramps find… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on November 5, 2008 at 10:40am —
I am giving away a ARC of the book "American Wife" ...enter at my blog HERE
through Sat. Nov. 8th!
Added by Allison on November 4, 2008 at 10:46pm —
I've got a new review up for "The Dangerous Days of Daniel X" on my blog at Allison's Attic...go here
to see it!
Thx to Miriam from Hatchette Group for the book!
Also, a review of "A Summer Affair"...see the review ">HERE
Added by Allison on November 4, 2008 at 10:30pm —
If you are looking for a book with a group of eclectic characters and a dual ending... then this is the book for you.
The main character who narrates the story is Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel. He is from the former French Colony of Pondicherry in India. He is named after a swimming pool center and finds that many people pronounce his fist name is "Pissin". This of course causes him to be teased but also forces him to inventive about how to deal with the problem of being bullied over… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on November 4, 2008 at 6:30pm —
The concluding book to the Sister's of the Quilt series, this picks up literally at the end of the second one, When the Morning Comes
. After receiving a troubling phone call from her sister, Hannah returns to Owl's Perch to find her dear friend Matthew injured in a fire and his brother dead. She finds that belief in the rumors and lies which drove her away still lingers in the hearts of some of her people. She can see her sister suffering from… Continue
Added by Holly on November 4, 2008 at 3:30pm —
The second book in the Sisters of the Quilt series, this book picks up from the end of the first book. Hannah has fled Owl's Perch and sought refuge in Ohio with the aunt she never knew. Her Aunt Zabeth was shunned years before and she shows Hannah the love and understanding that her family couldn't give her. Believing that her relationship with Paul is over, she finds new hope and romance with Martin, an Englischer raised by Aunt Zabeth.
Added by Holly on November 4, 2008 at 3:21pm —
I just turned the last page.... Wow.... What a really, really good book!
It seems appropriate to post this on October 31 as The Heretic's Daughter is a novel of the Salem Witch Trials. We have all heard of them, but Kathleen Kent has more than heard of them. She is a tenth generation descendant of Martha Carrier, who was hanged for a witch in Salem in 1692. Stories of Martha have been passed down through her mother's family for generations. Kent has taken fact and blended it with… Continue
Added by Luanne on November 3, 2008 at 6:26pm —
Mickey Haller first appeared in Connelly's 2005 novel The Lincoln Lawyer. I had followed the Harry Bosch detective series ( 13 up to now ) since 1993 and wasn't too sure about a 'new' character, but was happily proven wrong. Haller is back in The Brass Verdict. The best part? Harry Bosch is featured as well!
Defense lawyer Mickey Haller inherits a dead colleague's law practice and with it what could be his biggest case ever. His client, Walter Elliot, wants the case to proceed… Continue
Added by Luanne on November 3, 2008 at 6:25pm —
Title: Cool Daddy Rat
Author: Kristyn Crow
Cool Daddy Rat goes out every night to play jazz in New York City, leaving his son Ace behind with Mama Rat. But on this special night, Ace stows away in Daddy Rat’s bass case, and spends a night out in the city with his dad. This book rings with the rhythms… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on November 3, 2008 at 5:31pm —
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
ABOUT THIS BOOK
“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on November 3, 2008 at 4:18pm —
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong Summary Chloe, the 15-year-old narrator of this opener in the Darkest Powers trilogy, Armstrong's (Women of the Otherworld series) first YA novel, hasn't seen ghosts since she was a little girl-until the day she finally gets her period and starts seeing ghosts everywhere. Almost immediately Chloe is sent to a small group home, Lyle House, and diagnosed as schizophrenic. Readers will forgive these familiar and even… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on November 2, 2008 at 8:47pm —
There are about seven weeks left in the Fall into Reading Challenge. My original list required an approximately two-books-a-week pace. In the six weeks already gone by, I've read about ten books - but even that many was thanks in large part to the read-a-thon. While I hope to spend some time reading during the Thanksgiving Break, I won't have the ability (or the desire) to read for twenty-four hours. I'd still like to get through twenty-five or twenty-six books by December 20 though - but… Continue
Added by alisonwonderland on November 2, 2008 at 2:01am —
Stonecypher Road by Nancy and Warren Longwell
Ida Jo Canfield, having come from childhood poverty, has now returned to her old hometown to care for a dying mother. When her husband, Morris, returns from a week of speed… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on November 1, 2008 at 10:34pm —
Title: We Belong Together
Author: Todd Parr
Todd Parr lends his distinctive picture book style to adoption in his latest book. Every two or three pages, Parr writes “We belong together because …” and then fills in the blank in different heartfelt – and sometimes whimsical – ways. The… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on November 1, 2008 at 9:28pm —