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The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1w ago

Glitter and Tarnish

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie To preface this review, I have to begin by somewhat taking umbrage with the following parts of the publisher's synopsis of this book (which appeared just l...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1W ago

Now You're an Immigrant!

Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land by Jessica Fishman In this memoir, Jessica Fishman details the trials and tribulations of making what we call "Aliyah...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2W ago

Finding Direction

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler At only the age of 61, Liam is suddenly unemployed, but that's not worrying him. He didn't really love the job, anyway. It was just something he fell into; there...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 3W ago

Two Paths that Never Converge

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss In Nicole Krauss' newest novel, she presents us with two people in parallel stories, both of whom travel to Israel from York, but these two never meet. There is ...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

The Art of Becoming Real

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber The author of the classic, bestselling children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit was Margery Williams Bianco. Pamela Bianco was her daughter, and she...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

The clock on the mantle ticked ticked

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt Although a jury of her peers found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the murders of her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, the court of public opi...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

Constructing a Criminal

 Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh Although their story is well over 80 years old, Bonnie and Clyde are infamous celebrities to this day; and while most of the facts about their criminal end...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

The Volumes of Silence

Shtum by Jem LesterThe best word to describe Ben and Emma Jewell's 11-year-old son Jonah is "shtum." That's Yiddish for silent, so in other words, Jonah doesn't speak. Mostly, Jonah lives in...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 3M ago

Harsh Reality with a Sweet Dream

The White City by Karolina Ramqvist Karin is having a hard time this frigid winter. To begin with, her deadbeat, criminal boyfriend left her with their newborn baby girl Dream. Add to this t...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 3M ago

Ice and Cracks

Beartown by Fredrik BackmanExcept for hockey, there's almost nothing left in Beartown, and it is only going to get worse, unless something changes. That something could be coming this year, ...