First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? The rules are as follows: Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) […]
In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness…
Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real.
In Sparks Like Stars, Nadia Hashimi takes us to Kabul in 1978 where we meet 10-year-old Sitara Zamani. Sitara is the daughter of one of the most trusted advisors to the president of Afghanistan, Sardar Dauoud. For Sitara the palace is like home and where she holds so many fond memories.
Well, it’s almost the end of July. So what better time to share the final segment of my second quarter book haul? Previously I wrote about which used books and new books I acquired from April to June of 2021. In this book haul post I focus on the e-books I purchased during this time period.
Ruby Benoit has moved to Paris with her French husband, Marcel, and they spend their first few months in newlywed bliss soaking up the city. But war is looming and their marriage begins to fracture as Germany draws closer. It’s not long before her husband begins disappearing for days at a time.