When was your Last Letter?

  When was the last time you got a letter in your mailbox from a friend? A real letter? Do they even exist anymore? More likely, your friend sent a quick text, or if you were lucky, an email. Special occasions might net you a card in your mailbox on your birthday, Christmas, or anContinue reading “When was your Last Letter?”

Book Review: The Orphan Master’s Son

The Orphan Master’s Son, set in North Korea, by Adam Johnson is a literary tale about identity and story. The setting, plot, and characters captivate on their own level to bring us a story we can relate to. Identity Most of the major characters are unnamed or given a pseudonym. The main character never knowsContinue reading “Book Review: The Orphan Master’s Son”

Why Read Fiction?

People say fiction is only make-believe and those who read it want to escape life. Nonfiction is reality, they say; fiction isn’t. Why waste your time? It’s true that non-fiction describes life accurately. But fiction shows us truth in a special way. In story, we enter the world of the tale through words on the page.Continue reading “Why Read Fiction?”

Book Review: Quaker Summer

Book: Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson This women’s contemporary fiction was more than an enjoyable read. The main character, Heather, is unhappy with her (from the outside looking in) wonderful life but doesn’t understand why she isn’t content. She struggles with guilt from her past. She leaves her perfect church where it seems everyone thereContinue reading “Book Review: Quaker Summer”