Tag: immigration

How to Be an American Housewife (And Other Upsetting Historical Things.)

How to Be an American Housewife (And Other Upsetting Historical Things.)

Konnichiwa Bookworms! Today you get a Japanese greeting because the main character in today’s book hails from Japan. I’m terribly appropriate, I know. A couple of years ago I read a book called The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns (review) that knocked the socks right off my feet and halfway around the room. I made a mental note to check out ALL THE BOOKS by Margaret Dilloway, and in typical… Read more »

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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Privit Bookworms, That’s a Ukrainian greeting right there, translated into familiar characters, because Ukrainian uses a whole different alphabet. It looks pretty cool, but I thought I’d avoid having y’all think I was hacked first thing in my post. Why all the chatter about Ukrainian? A book, obviously. Last month I joined The Book Wheel and Love at First Book in their book club. Their choice was A Short History of… Read more »

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Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Howdy Bookworms, I hope those of you who celebrate Easter have recovered from your chocolate bunny and jelly bean comas on this fine morning. It’s April Fool’s Day, but I’m not a fan of the holiday. I am a terrible liar, and I’m also embarrassingly gullible. Not a good combination. Plus, pranks have a way of turning mean, and I’m not a fan of meanness either. So. Let’s talk about…… Read more »

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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Hello My Bookworms! I had a hankering for some historical fiction, so I decided I needed to check out Tracy Chevalier’s new novel, The Last Runaway. Our heroine, Honor Bright, is a Quaker. It’s the 1850s and she’s been jilted by her fiance in England. Her sister, Grace, is heading off to the USA to meet up with her fiance and get married, so she invites Honor to join her…. Read more »

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On Gold Mountain by Lisa See: A Lesson in Reading the Synopsis Before Purchase

On Gold Mountain by Lisa See: A Lesson in Reading the Synopsis Before Purchase

Hey Bookworms, How is everyone doing today? I just finished slogging through Lisa See’s On Gold Mountain. It taught me a very important lesson. You should always read the synopsis of a book before you click purchase. This was on sale for the kindle so I snapped it up thinking, “Oh Lisa See! Always such great tidbits on Chinese cultures- quick reads too!” No. No, no, no. This book was not fiction…. Read more »

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