School starts tomorrow at our house so now is a good time to look back on a busy summer. Here’s a recap of what I read in June, July and August. Click on the titles for the full review.
A sentimental World War II love story about a Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl who is sent with her family to a Japanese internment camp.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Excellent satirical novel about violence and war. A genius mix of fiction and Vonnegut’s experience as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II.
Very Good, Jeeves &
Joy in the Morning
by P.G. Wodehouse
From the collection of stories, Just Enough Jeeves. Hilarious and clever, a light but smart retreat to the upper class world of England’s Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves.
Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy
An engaging historical fiction murder mystery about the first female detective in Brooklyn. Lawrence Levy’s first of a series.
America America by Ethan Canin
A political drama about the rise and fall of a United States presidential candidate in 1972.
The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland
Rowland’s debut novel about a newspaper transcriptionist and an unlikely news connection.
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Rating: ** 1/2
Saga about mother and daughter and courtesan life in Shanghai, China during the 1890s and 1900s.
Candidate by Tracy Ewens
Smart political romance full of fun, tantalizing banter and romantic tension.
“The Man Who Knew Belle Starr” by Richard Bausch
Jarring short fiction about strangers meeting, misinterpreted remarks and unstable situations.
I read some good stuff this summer! How about you?
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