The Handmaiden’s Tale – A review

This distopian tale is an unsatisfying story. I feel as though I’ve been preached to, without a solution offered or any redemption possible. Society’s downfall is brought about by the excesses of modern living in America: nuclear waste, consumerism, freedoms, literacy, contraceptive use by the white population, insecticides, abortion issues, biological hazards, and Playboy bunnies. … Continue reading The Handmaiden’s Tale – A review

Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Triogi If you’re of Italian descent, you’ll love The Shoemaker’s Wife. If your ancestors came over as immigrants, you’ll enjoy the story. If you love opera, you’ll get a thrill. If none of the above, you’ll still learn a lot. This historical novel, based somewhat on the author’s own family, … Continue reading Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife

Review: The Green Tunnel

The Green Tunnel-An Appalachian Trail Diary was a great adventure. I love backpacking and have always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail, but most likely never will, certainly not the entire route as the author did. His account of his months on the trail is the closest I’ll ever get to that accomplishment. Patrick Bredlau’s … Continue reading Review: The Green Tunnel

Review – The Doctor’s Wife

  The Doctor’s Wife by Elizabeth Brundage is is an intriguing story, though I felt brutalized by the reading of it. It is a tangled web of emotions and relationships from which none of the characters will come out whole. The author wants the reader to sympathize with women who feel they must resort to … Continue reading Review – The Doctor’s Wife

Review: All the Light We Cannot See

I went into this story, by Anthony Doerr, not knowing what to expect; perhaps a love story between the German boy and the blind girl; perhaps a fantasy about the magic or curse coming from the diamond; perhaps a lesson about greed, or violence, or duty. As it turns out, all of those were small … Continue reading Review: All the Light We Cannot See