Chasing North Star, Heid McCrary

Heidi was kind enough to send me a paperback of Chasing North Star and nothing beats holding a paperback. The book is told in alternating viewpoints and timelines. We travel to 1940s Germany when Hitler’s reign of terror is showing itself. Didi’s mother is suffering from mental illness, and that suffering manifests itself with physical… Continue reading Chasing North Star, Heid McCrary

Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman

Told in alternating timelines of Paris during the ‘40s, and New York in the ‘50s, we follow Charlotte's unwavering protection of her daughter, Vivi, during the war and her desire to protect her from the past a decade later Those who worked with the Germans faced harsh repercussions from their fellow man. Charlotte is doing… Continue reading Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman

Two Short Reviews, Five Feet Apart and Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl

I recently read two books that I own in paperback. Five Feet Apart is one that I've had for a while but haven't gotten a chance to read and Aman, which I've owned for at least 15 years and have been meaning to review. Because both of these are short reviews,  I've decided to combine… Continue reading Two Short Reviews, Five Feet Apart and Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl