Month: May 2009

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

In a small New Hampshire town lives a family of four: Dad is a cop; Mom was once a professional pastry chef who now spends her time taking care of two daughters. Amelia is a somewhat troubled preteen; Willow is a 5-year-old with a…

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

The Wednesday Sisters: Set during the summer of 1968 in Palo Alto, California, Clayton’s novel chronicles the lives of five women who conduct a weekly writing group at their neighborhood park. Frankie is an unassuming midwesterner whose inventor husband brings them to the burgeoning…

Back to Life by Kristin Billerbeck

I am a bit behind in my reviews here…. I actually finished Back to Life about a month ago.  It took forever to get through…. I bought this book in Tegucigalpa Honduras – at the airport – and in a hurry as my plane…

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Jacob Jankowski says: “I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other.” At the beginning of Water for Elephants, he is living out his days in a nursing home, hating every second of it. His life wasn’t always like this, however, because Jacob ran…