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Still Alice by Lisa Genova

30 Aug

I loved this book, it was recommended by a close friend and I am so thankful that she did! It is the story of Alice a psychology professor at Harvard that is diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s disease. The reader accompanies Alice as she slowly loses her mind. Alice is not only an accomplished professional, she is also a mother and wife. So good, read this book and let’s talk about it!

Rating: *****

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Love in Translation by Wendy Tokunaga

2 Aug

The premise of this story is pretty simple; white woman travels to Japan to search for a distant family connection. While there she meets a man and falls in love, bla bla bla… What I really loved about this book was all the information the author provided about Japanese culture. I read this book while holding my i-pod and googling locations, pop stars, customs, food, etc. At the end of the story I felt like I learned all sorts of new things and it made me really want to travel to Japan. If you are interested in Japanese culture I really recommend this book.

Rating ****

Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

1 Aug

This story takes place in the small mining town of Middle Swan Colorado during the great depression. Hennie is a sweet old woman in her eighties that adopts Nit, a young woman who recently moved to Middle Swan with her husband. The woman develop a friendship over their mutual love of quilting. While they sew Hennie regales Nit with stories of their community and of her life during the Civil War. It is a sweet story, surly not the best book I ever read, but it is a not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Rating: **