The Paris Library

Did you know that during WWII, the librarians at The American Library in Paris delivered books to their forbidden Jewish patrons right under the noses of their German occupiers? This captivating novel, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles is filled with wartime suspense, the nuances of friendship, romance, betrayal, and fascinating historical information aboutContinue reading “The Paris Library”

Eat a Peach, A Memoir

“The greatest forms of creativity are born of paradox” — David Chang I was shopping at the nearest food co-op and noticed the cashier with a closed book on the counter. Always curious about what others are reading, I asked her about it. The book had an interesting cover. DAVID CHANG’s name was in largeContinue reading “Eat a Peach, A Memoir”

A Korean American Memoir

Michelle Zauner’s book, Crying in H-Mart is an honest, powerful memoir about the intricate bond Michelle has with her Korean mother, Chongmi. It is also about the self-exploration that she experiences upon learning that her mother is dying of cancer. Michelle born in Seoul, South Korea relocated to Eugene, Oregon with her parents when sheContinue reading “A Korean American Memoir”