A profound, realistic and beautifully written story of a foster family that I simply could not put down. Written by the author of The Orphans of Race Point - at real favorite at our bookshop.
The story of an American family in Bangkok in the 1970s and the impact of the son's disappearance. Brilliant writing, complex and nuanced characters and a vivid sense of place made this story impossible to put down.
The writing is so powerful and sparse - almost poetic. This is a story of nature at the brink of destruction, of great love and great loss. Brilliant, brilliant book!
Frighteningly realistic and gripping novel about a young girl and her siblings - victims of extreme abuse by their father with the passive support of their mother.
18th century Cape Cod comes alive through this wonderfully written story of a whaler's wife, who loses many of her rights after her husband is lost at sea. Defying convention, she stays in the home she shared with her husband of 20 years - lving in the 1/3 she still has rights to. This is one of our bookshop's best selling novels and a great read!
I loved Waka's voice as she recalls with such honestly the 5 month period when she left her home in Kansas and went to Japan to attend school and live with her stern grandmother. This book offers such an honest and insightful view of Japanese and Japanese-American life and culture from a 12 year old's perspective. It is a wonderful story of growing up and living between two cultures.
Any book by Jordan Sonnenblick is cause for celebration - and this newest book is another gem. He recalls his 4th grade year such insight, humor and honesty. Children will love the humor and will quickly empathize with his very real struggles with his teacher and parents, his inability to sit still in class, his anxieties and his friendships.