Louisiana's Way Home
“The world was beautiful. It surprised me, how beautiful it kept on insisting on being. In spite of all the lies, it was beautiful.” Louisiana Elephante is awoken in the middle of the night by her grandmother, loaded into their car and taken away from the place she has settled […]

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

No Traveller Returns
“The average man travels in the same world in which the adventurer lives; but if he goes to China he carries St. Paul, Waukegan, Macon or Pawhuska right with him.” The crew of the SS Lichenfield knows there is danger in what they do – going out to see carrying […]

No Traveller Returns by Louis L’Amour

At the Water's Edge
“The monster—if there was one—never revealed itself to me again. But what I had learned over the past year was that monsters abound, usually in plain sight.”  Maddie has lived a life devoid of love. She is an afterthought to her parents with a father focused on business and a […]

At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Rising Tide series
“The scene was surreal. A large vessel had planted itself firmly along the side of the Orion. Neither vessel was moving. It’s as though they’ve been fused together on contact.” The ocean waters have risen, leaving very little livable land on Earth and only one source of oil out in […]

Rising Tide Series by Lynn Steigleder

Bookshelf 3
I read a variety of books in October. I read self-help, fiction, parenting and scary books (it is October after all). With the change in the weather, I feel like I read slower and enjoyed not rushing through any books. I’m about caught up on all book review requests, so […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – October 2018

Man's Search for Meaning
“They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” As a survivor of the […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Kelegeen 2
“I hate this famine,” Meg whispered in his ear. “’Tis the cruelest thing in all creation.” The village of Kelegeen in Ireland is struck by the potato famine and each family does what it takes to survive. The first year isn’t so bad as most have pigs or services they […]

Kelegeen by Eileen O’Finlan

The Aviator's Wife
“Were we women always destined to appear as we were not, as long as we were standing next to our husbands?” Anne and Charles Lindbergh were America’s favorite couple when they were making strides in the aviation front. Together, they charted new routes and went places no airplane had gone […]

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

“As they crested the next hill, a set of towering gates rose in the distance. TwoSpells.” Sarah and Jon are taken by their mother to visit their grandparents in Wales for summer vacation instead of somewhere fun, or so they think. Near their grandparents’ house looms a castle called TwoSpells […]

TwoSpells by Mark Morrison