The Nightengale by Kristen Hannah (2015)

Unlike my previous post about The Door, this book is a page turner the lacks the poetic flow and complexity of Szabo's writing, but it offers a compelling WWII story that kept me up until 2 am reading the last 150 pages because I simply couldn't go to bed without finishing it. Set in France… Continue reading The Nightengale by Kristen Hannah (2015)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014)

Everyone I talk to seems to be reading this book. All the Light You Cannot See is a page turner, but as a work of historical fiction, it also left me much more knowledgeable about the German occupation of France and the bombing of Saint Malo two months after D-Day. I love a good story… Continue reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014)

** Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley (2001)

An even better read the 2nd time through.  At bookclub, our discussion question was this: what, if anything, could our current government learn from this story, and how might it affect our policy in Iraq?  Wow, that was a great discussion. (non-fiction)