The Anthropology of Motherhood

Book Review for "The Pure Gold Baby" by Margaret Drabble. Anna seemed like a normal baby when she was born to her unwed mother Jess. As she grew, she seemed ultimately happy. She was the type of child who glowed from within. So when Jess realized that Anna wasn't normal, that she'd never learn to … Continue reading The Anthropology of Motherhood

Tasty but not Scrumptious

Book review of "Chocolat" by Joanne Harris. When Vianne Rocher, her daughter Anouk (with Pantoufle - an imaginary rabbit) breeze into the small, religious, French town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with the intention of opening a chocolate shop during the holy time of Lent, you just know that there's going to be some problems. Since Vianne is … Continue reading Tasty but not Scrumptious

Adopted Siblings Road to Discovery

Book Review of "Brother & Sister" by Joanna Trollope. David and Nathalie and are the children of Lynne and Ralph. You wouldn't find a closer brother and sister anywhere – except that they're not really siblings. This is because Lynne and Ralph adopted them. This fact was never a secret, and all their lives both … Continue reading Adopted Siblings Road to Discovery

Looking for Mister Good-Read

How many times has a book blurb made you immediately think "been there, done that"? As mentioned in some of my earlier posts here, I belong to a few sites that let me request advance reader copies of books, and in exchange, I review them. For the most part, I've been very lucky in that … Continue reading Looking for Mister Good-Read