Author Archives: Suzanne

About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.

Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan

A veteran of combat in the Iraqi war, Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan never imagined the toll his military experiences would take.  After he returned home, wounded and suffering from PTSD, Montalvan struggled with the most mundane of chores – going … Continue reading

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Lottery by Patricia Wood

Perry is a developmentally disabled young man who lives with his grandmother.  Despite the fact that his immediate family want nothing to do with him, Perry lives a happy, good life.  He has his Gram, a good job, and a … Continue reading

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Mornings In Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

From Goodreads:  “Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of … Continue reading

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The Great Revolt by Salena Zito

Journalist Salena Zito hit the road and spent quite of bit of time interviewing voters in the Rust Belt – those states that were hit hard during the decline of manufacturing in the United States.  States like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, … Continue reading

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

When the movie came out, I was a huge fan, although I head never read anything by Amy Tan.  The stories about Chinese mothers and their daughters were so compelling and rich, I found myself watching the film multiple times … Continue reading

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite

This is one of those hidden gems that is both educational and entertaining at the same time.  First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria, is Eve Brown-Waite’s personal memoir of her time spent in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, and then … Continue reading

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The Midwife Of Hope River by Patricia Harman

From Goodreads: “As a midwife working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience Murphy’s only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one … Continue reading

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