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Eleven Hours novel for BookIt!

Eleven Hours novel for BookIt!

Eleven Hours is a tightly constructed novel about one woman’s labor and delivery experience interwoven with the story of the nurse who attends her. I think the book captures the fear and uncertainty that pregnancy, labor and delivery evoke. Surprisingly, there...
Confessions, by Kanae Minato

Confessions, by Kanae Minato

Our November BookIt selection is Confessions, by Kanae Minato. Minato was a home economics teacher and housewife in Japan before she wrote this debut novel.  The novel has won all sorts of awards and was made into a movie (a nominee for best foreign language film at...
BookIt for October – Sleeping Giants!

BookIt for October – Sleeping Giants!

Sleeping Giants is a sci-fi novel that grabbed my attention and kept me reading. Each year when I choose the books for the BookIt club, I try to vary genres and select books that broaden my natural horizons. This one did that! I have heard from several readers who...
In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

The BookIt! selection for September is In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist written by Ruchama King Feuerman. I emailed Ruchama and she was delighted to learn we would be reading and discussing her book. She shared that she has written a short story sequel to the novel...