Genre: historical fiction
Length: 640 pages
Setting: medieval England, 1366-1396
Summary: Short version: Katherine’s life as the Duke of Lancaster’s mistress in 14th century England Continue reading
Length: 393 pages
Setting: the U.S., Japan, and Paris, present day
Summary: Short version: It’s kill or be killed for all the characters Continue reading
I heard about this on episode 187 of What Should I Read Next and was intrigued by the idea of post-apocalyptic Japanese science fiction. Since I’m trying to add more countries to my reading list, and it got me a T author, I decided to read it before the end of the year.
Published: 2014 in Japan, 2018 in the U.S.
Genre: post-apocalyptic science fiction
Length: 138 pages
Setting: a near future Japan
Summary: Short version: Yoshiro is raising his great-grandson in a post-apocalyptic Japan Continue reading
Length: 461 pages
Setting: Vineland, New Jersey, present day and 1880s
Summary: Short version: The story of two families, separated in time, trying to survive personal catastrophes Continue reading
I hope all my American readers had a lovely Thanksgiving. It was a long day here with the in-laws, which means I’m ready to curl up with a book. I already finished this book, but perhaps you might like it. While I tell myself saw Anna Quindlan discussed somewhere and thought she sounded like an interesting author, really I just picked up one of her books because she’s a Q author.
Subtitle: A Memoir of a Woman’s Life
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 182 pages
Summary: Short version: A collection of essays focused on families, friendships, and growing older Continue reading
Length: 430 pages
Setting: various locations (some fictional) in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. and a Caribbean island, early to mid 1900s
Summary: Short version: Dr. Arrowsmith tries to find a medical career he enjoys Continue reading