The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

By: Christy Lefteri “Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” My synopsis of the book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo is centred around a Syrian family affected by the civil war that is spreading around them.  The first few chapters show the reader how ordinary [...]

Before We Were Yours- Book Review

Before We Were Yours- Book Review

This book is written by Lisa Wingate. “A woman's past need not predict her future.  She can dance to new music if she chooses.  Her own music.  To hear the tune, she must only stop talking. To herself, I mean.  We’re always trying to persuade ourselves of things.” Lisa Wingate, the author of Before We [...]

The Age of Light – Book Review

The Age of Light – Book Review

This book is an interesting work of fiction because its main characters are based on real people. Parts of their lives have been put together by the author, Whitney Scharer's, imagination. I didn't know this until I had completed the book and began to do some research into the author. I'm not sure how I [...]

A Place For Us- Book Review

A Place For Us- Book Review

By Nicholas Gage A Place For Us by Nicholas Gage is the sequel to the autobiography Eleni. Gage continues where he left off in his previous book, beginning with Eleni's children's arrival to America and their unification with their father, Christos. Christos has never met his son since he was born right before World War [...]

Eleni- Book Review

Eleni- Book Review

By: Nicholas Gage Eleni, written by Nicholas Gage, begins in the 1930s in the small village of Lia in northern Greece. This story is an autobiography of Nicholas Gage's mother, Eleni. The story begins just before World War II and continues to the end of the Greek Civil War. Gage takes the reader through the birth [...]