Fourth of July Special: Literature about the ‘American Dream’

Happy July Fourth! In celebration of this day, I'm going to take a literary view at the most U.S. of A concept to this day: the American Dream. This is basically the idea that no matter your economic situation, through hard work and perseverance one can obtain their ideal life situation. I never really paid… Continue reading Fourth of July Special: Literature about the ‘American Dream’

Review: On Turpentine Lane

Title: On Turpentine Lane Author: Elinor Lipman Goodreads Summary: At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that… Continue reading Review: On Turpentine Lane

July TBR

Happy July! I hope everyone is staying cool in this heat and humidity, I know I am. I think there’s something so relaxing about retreating from the sweltering heat of the outside and cooling off in a nice air-conditioned room with a good novel. I’m very excited to dive into my second month of this […]

Review: The People in the Photo

Title: The People in the Photo Author: Hélène Gestern Goodreads Description: The chance discovery of a newspaper image from 1971 sets two people on the path to learning the disturbing truth about their parents’ pasts. Parisian archivist Hélène takes out a newspaper advert calling for information about her mother, who died when she was three, and… Continue reading Review: The People in the Photo