“Save the Last Dance demonstrates how strangers become family with their caring ways and unfailing faith in each other.”
“wildly provocative, comical, and absorbing reading.”
Growing up can be difficult, but having a strong faith, a loving family, and a good sense of direction as to where your future will lead you make things easier. And being in love also helps.
“Two Jews = Three Shuls is a small book, and Sandra Tankoos does a good job of guiding the reader through twists and turns until the real murderer is uncovered.”
“a family saga with several twists and turns . . .”
“Chiavaroli does a good job of tying up the various loose ends she has created.
“this novel is definitely a page-turner.”
Notoriously, the small groups of European partisans who fought a guerilla war against the Nazis during World War II, hiding out in the area’s forests, generally refused to allow J
Selah Ropp moves back to her old hometown in the Amish community of Birch Creek, Ohio. While living in New York with her parents, she suffered an experience that left her depressed and anxious.
“beautifully crafted, unusually structured novel about the inescapability of memory, the tragic scars left by trauma and abuse, and the abuse of power.”
“Different kinds of mystical pairings are beautifully interwoven throughout the pages.”
Geertruida “Truus” Wijsmuller-Meijer certainly deserves to be the heroine of a novel.
“an ambitious, skillfully written book.”
“The Tenth Muse reminds us of the great injustices done to women in a male-dominated world.”
“a heartwarming read.”
“The Damascus Road might be read as a parable of our own times with its mad men, visionaries, true believers, and pagans . . .”
Once in a while, you read a book that, though clearly labeled “fiction,” tells a story that really happened.
“Englander finds fascinating ways to explore another of his great recurring themes: the points at which modernity and tradition may fruitfully, if uncomfortably—and always
“readers will enjoy this funny, imaginative, and handsomely crafted novel first and foremost as a memorable work of literature, and as such it deserves to reach a wide audience.”
We live in a world in which relationship norms are continuously changing and evolving.
“Sveen delves into well-trodden territory but delivers a marvelously refreshing and unusual fictionalized literary interpretation that’s devoid of judgement or preaching.”
Blair Hurley’s debut novel The Devoted has a tone of genius behind every chapter and a powerful magnetism that is hard to resist for any reader thirsting for spiritual knowledge and guidan
We meet Abeo Kata as a well-adjusted nine-year old girl, surrounded by happy playmates and loving relatives in West Africa.
The Amish are very spiritual and morally set in the ways of their faith. Sadie Detweiler, courted by Harlan Mast, finds she is pregnant.
Katie Beiler, a young Amish woman living in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, is at a crossroads in her life. Her twin, Hannah left their homestead to become "English" and live in New York City.