Book Note (New Release): The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
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Book Note (New Release): The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

(Disclosure: I received an eArc from NetGalley and the publisher for review consideration.) Two unlikable characters, layers of racial exploration, complications, and solid storytelling show up in The Woman Next Door. Marion and Hortensia are neighbors. They are headstrong, fierce, and feisty suburbanites, set in a neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa. Both were successful … Continue reading

Reading Beyond the Headlines: Immigration and Refugees
Book Reviews / Fiction / KidLit / Non-Fiction / Picture Books / Reading

Reading Beyond the Headlines: Immigration and Refugees

In a news cycle that is 24-7, with little time for reflection or thoughtful dialogue, but global circumstances that demand immediate attention, I have found that reading books gives my perspective something weightier against which to base my judgments and reactions; reading books, of course, also makes the issues more complex. Taking the time to explore issues beyond the headlines … Continue reading

Book Note: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
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Book Note: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

Thank goodness for Book Oblivion’s Book Club or I would still be careening full-force through 2017 solely reading non-fiction. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera turned out to be a good one for both breaking and complimenting my non-fiction cycle. Husband: “How’s the book?” Me: “It’s…uh…interesting.” Husband: “Uh oh. What’s wrong with it?” … Continue reading