by Saul Bellow
This is a story about a subject not often covered-Jews who escaped the occupation. It is an interesting topic, and the characters are well developed and make the story enjoyable. Although this story is fiction, I imagine that a lot of the circumstances are based on events similar to those that actually happened. I would definately recommend this book.
Although I very much enjoy this author's stlye of writing, I was disapointed by this book. There really was no ending, and there was seemed no point to the book. The idea behind the story was interesting, but it needed more development.
by Doris Lessing
The style of the writer leads you along. It was a simple story, but you want to see what will happen. It is always interesting to see things from the mind of a child. I was disapointed by the ending though.
The Happy Prince
by Oscar Wilde
A very nice story of compassion, and giving, of need and generosity by two unlikely comrads. This book will leave you feeling good. It is refreshing to experience a happy ending.
A good book, but you will get more out of it if you are a serious card player. Explores the social as well as the mental aspects of a fictional group of high stakes professional card players. There could be a sequel.
Perils of Certain English Prisoners
by Charles Dickens
The fact that this book is written in that "old world style" makes a good story even more engaging. This is an interesting account of one incident in particular, and the feelings and emotions of those involved. I recommend you give this book a try.
Even if fishing is not your thing, it would be impossible to not be deeply moved by Hemmingway's description of the old man's reverence and harmony with the sea and the fish in it, and in return, the town's respect for him. This is a must read.
by Janet Berg
This is a perfectly sweet book. It will draw out your emotions. A perfect summer time read. You will be surprised by the ending (I certainly was!).
Julie & Julia
by Julie Powell
I love to cook and love Julia Child. I thought the book was a fast read, quite entertaining and inspirational. Who doesn't want to feel like they've accomplished something at the end of the day?? elugo
by F. Scott Fitgerald
I did not see the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised by this main story. The clever descriptions of the situations made me laugh. The other stories on these CDs go in different directions, and were equally engaging. I would definitely recommend this interesting collection.
The Visitor by Maeve Brennan
This book could not have a better title. This is a story about a young girls search for the love of her family and the need to belong. She can not overcome, however, the lingering anger and bitterness. I was surprised by the rash action she takes.
by John Steinbeck
I find my self enjoying the classics this summer. This book is a touching protrayl of friendship and loneliness, of hope and dispair, of courage and fear. Reading and relating to this book as an adult, I was very moved.
by David Aaron
This book had WAY too many characters, and, as this was a book on tape, was read way too quickly. It was very difficult to follow who was who. Basically just a "he went here, he did that" book with no description of emotion or surroundings.
By Nancy Horan
In her debut novel, Nancy retells the story of the love affair between acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, then a married woman. Their affair takes place in the 1900's, and sparked curiousity, and controversity. Nancy mixes A blend of fact and fiction, to create captivating characters that are filled with emotion. A very good read Jean Forrest