Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

The following review was submitted by Reading Rock Customer Aislyn. Having enjoyed many of Jacqueline Woodson’s novels I was excited to read her newest book.   Harbor Me is about overcoming the hardships of society including contemporary issues such as racial profiling and immigration.  Woodson brings together six children through trial, empathy, and in the end friendship. Read more about Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson[…]

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

  Marie Benedict creates an unlikely yet believable love story that provides what she imagines could be the explanation for Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist to generous philanthropist.  The tale is told from the point of view of Clara Kelley, a poor farmer’s daughter who has immigrated from Ireland to America in hopes ofRead more about Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict[…]

Fen by Daisy Johnson

Fen by Daisy Johnson

Fen, a debut short story collection by Daisy Johnson, is captivating. While the characters and stories are not formally connected, meaning the characters from one story don’t know the characters from another, they are all set in the marshy Fenland region of eastern England. The local pub, the Fox and Hound, is visited by charactersRead more about Fen by Daisy Johnson[…]