Book Review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

As a-ma said, every story, every dream, every waking minute of our lives is filled with one fateful coincidence after another. People and animals and leaves and fire and rain—we whirl around each other like handfuls of dried rice kernels being tossed into the sky. A single kernel cannot change its direction. It cannot choose to fly … Continue reading Book Review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

He was a shattered young man, Lydia often thought, haunted but harmless— a dust bunny blowing through the corners of the store. She liked having him around. “Joey?” The third floor was dim and peaceful. Lydia stepped into a familiar warren of tall wooden shelves and followed their angles and branches into different alcoves and … Continue reading Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Book Review: Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Everything happened fast after that. There was chorus of alarms, a jerking of movement. A mask over her face. In that final moment before everything went dark, Maribeth thought— less in fear than a sort of awe— how easily it could all leave you. Maribeth is an overworked editor, devoted mother of 4-year-old twins and … Continue reading Book Review: Leave Me by Gayle Forman