Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls is a WWII novel with a different perspective. My initial interest in WWII stories started when I discovered Anne Frank’s diary, back in high school. In my twenties, I continued to read many novels set in this period. But in recent years, I have not felt drawn to this era — until I […]

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

Looking for a family movie that is engaging for you and your kids? Kubo and the Two Strings is a rare gem. Finding a film that amuses my children is easy. They love anything with animals, magic, action or catchy songs. But I’m often bored by the predictable storylines in most animated films. I’m also […]

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Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr

three-daughters

    What comes to mind when you hear Palestine and Jerusalem? I think of conflict, danger and bleakness. Such was my ignorance on this region that these places immediately conjured an image of a dry, barren land punctured by bullets, bombs and sorrow, for all that I knew of Palestine and Jerusalem was through […]

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