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Everything You Want Me to Be

Title:  Everything You Want Me to BeAuthor:  Mindy MejiaPublication Information:  Atria/Emily Bestler Books. 2017. 352 pages.ISBN:  1501123424 / 978-1501123429Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's...
by Memories From Books on Dec 18, 2016

The Magdalen Girls

Title:  The Magdalen GirlsAuthor:  V. S. AlexanderPublication Information:  Kensington. 2016. 304 pages.ISBN:  1496706129 / 978-1496706126Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley through NetGalley...
by Memories From Books on Dec 17, 2016

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.

Butter: A Rich History

Title:  Butter:  A Rich HistoryAuthor:  Elaine KhosrovaPublication Information:  Algonquin Books. 2016. 288 pages.ISBN:  1616203641 / 978-1616203641Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley thr...
by Memories From Books on Nov 30, 2016

Book Review: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D

About: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D. is a fascinating history book. Dr. Zoughari is obviously involved in martial arts and the subject is dear to his heart. The publisher is giving...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Nov 29, 2016

The Story of a Brief Marriage

Title:  The Story of a Brief MarriageAuthor:  Anuk ArudpragasamPublication Information:  Flatiron Books. 2016. 208 pages.ISBN:  1250072409 / 978-1250072405Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley t...
by Memories From Books on Sep 2, 2016

Book Review: Last Stand on Bataan by Christopher L. Kolakowski

This is an academic book, the reader will be able to follow the battle each day and each step...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 31, 2016

Book Review: The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott

Mr. Westacott examines why smart people have been preaching frugality since the dawn of the written word. He asks many questions and challenge some notions on frugality based on this new world we live in.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 15, 2016

Destiny Be Damned! by Hal Wilson

Private Investigator Todd Docker heads to Kansas City on a personal mission to find the killer of his ex-partner’s daughter… But Docker’s not exactly welcome in the city. After years of service on the police force, an unfortunate in...
by Epic Book Quest on Aug 10, 2016

Book Review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

I, of course, could never relate to rich Asian immigrants, but still found the basic truths to be the same about every family.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 10, 2016

Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

The author weaves in true events with his story. The tragic case of the St. Louis, German transatlantic liner with 288 passengers escaping certain death...

Book Review: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

It was fascinating to read about characters with a strange sense of morality...

Another Brooklyn

Title:  Another BrooklynAuthor:  Jacqueline WoodsonPublication Information:  Amistad. 2016. 192 pages.ISBN:  0062359983 / 978-0062359988Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley through Edelweiss fr...
by Memories From Books on Aug 3, 2016

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

Title:  The City Baker's Guide to Country LivingAuthor:  Louise MillerPublication Information:  Pamela Dorman Books. 2016. 356 pages.ISBN:  1101981202 / 978-1101981207Book Source:  I received this book through the P...
by Memories From Books on Jul 25, 2016

Book Review: Harem by Alev Lytle Croutier

The author writes about how harems worked, the occupants and the politics of them.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 20, 2016

Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

This is not an uplifting book, but it is a very interesting story and about a young boy, in his formative years living in the Warsaw Ghetto...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 14, 2016

something to food about

Title:  something to food about: Exploring Creativity with Innovative ChefsAuthor:  Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada, Anthony Bourdain, Publication Information:  Clarkson Potter. 2016. 240 pages.ISBN:  05534594...
by Memories From Books on Jul 13, 2016

The Light of Paris

Title:  The Light of ParisAuthor:  Eleanor BrownPublication Information:  G.P. Putnam's Sons. 2016. 320 pages.ISBN:  039915891X / 978-0399158919Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley through NetGalley...
by Memories From Books on Jul 11, 2016

Book Review: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson

This is a fun book, a great satire and a good read...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 11, 2016

To Swim Beneath the Earth

Title:  To Swim Beneath the EarthAuthor:  Ginger BensmanPublication Information:  Horn Rimmed Editions. 2015. 356 pages.ISBN:  0996295704 / 978-0996295703Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's gall...
by Memories From Books on Jul 5, 2016


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