Mini Review: The Boy in the Suitcase

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis From Goodreads Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can’t say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the … Continue reading Mini Review: The Boy in the Suitcase

The Lonely Hearts Hotel review

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neil From Goodreads Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children … Continue reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel review

Book review: The Translation of Love

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake From Goodreads Thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura is released from a Canadian internment camp in 1946, still grieving the recent death of her mother, and repatriated to Japan with her embittered father. They arrive in a devastated Tokyo occupied by the Americans under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. Aya's … Continue reading Book review: The Translation of Love