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The Secret of the Nightingale Palace (2013) by Dana Sachs is my kind of book. First of all there is a road trip. Who can resist a cross-country adventure? But wait, there’s more! Did I mention inter-generational family bonding? What … Continue reading
A True Novel (2013), written by Minae Mizumura and translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter, is a beautiful homage to Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. But instead of placing this tragic story inspired by the Georgian classic on the Yorkshire moors, the … Continue reading
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1993), published in the United States as Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres, takes place on the Greek island of Cephallonia during the Italian/Nazi occupation of World War II. It is the story of the takeover of … Continue reading