Looking Back: A Book of Memories by Lois Lowry

Looking Back: A Book of Memories by Lois Lowry

Hardcover, 272 pages Published September 6th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers Source: Raincoast Books Lois Lowry is the writer of many many books  (Goodreads lists her backlist count as 88) and is known particularly for The Giver series. (We have written about it often enough.) This volume was first published in 1998 but has since […]

Review: Manabeshima Island Japan: One Island, Two Months, One Minicar, Sixty Crabs, Eighty Bites and Fifty Shots of Shochu by Florent Chavouet

Review: Manabeshima Island Japan: One Island, Two Months, One Minicar, Sixty Crabs, Eighty Bites and Fifty Shots of Shochu by Florent Chavouet

Paperback, 144 pages Published December 1st 2015 by Tuttle Publishing Source: Publisher Florent Chavouet, in case you haven’t heard of him before, is a French artist mostly known for his wonderful travel graphic memoir Tokyo on Foot. His art style is approachable and friendly and he has an eye for detail that is translated in the pictures […]

Blog Tour: Dare to Disappoint by Ozge Samanci

Blog Tour: Dare to Disappoint by Ozge Samanci

Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability. Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer. She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between […]

Elena Vanishing by Clare B. Dunkle and Elena Dunkle: A Review

Elena Vanishing by Clare B. Dunkle and Elena Dunkle: A Review

Hardcover, 288 pages Published May 19th 2015 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Nafiza: It is a curious experience to read Elena Vanishing after reading Hope and Other Luxuries. A few years ago, I returned to Fiji after a decade and when perusing the city, the buildings, the sugarcane fields, I felt as if I […]

Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia by Clare Dunkle: A Dialectical Review

Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia by Clare Dunkle: A Dialectical Review

Hardcover, 560 pages Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Janet and I received review copies of this book from Raincoast Books and as this is a rather heavy book in terms of the themes it tackles and the experiences it narrates, we decided to buddy-read it. And since we were […]