Set during both WWII and in the mid-1980s, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an exceptional novel about a time in history American we are too willing to forget…the internment of Japanese Americans during the war. Set in Seattle, Hotel focuses around main character Henry, who is a young 12-year-old Chinese American […]
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For the entire month of July, come to any ADULT film program and receive TWO (that’s 2!) punches on your Hollywood on Oakton punch card. WOW! What a deal! Here are the THREE eligible July programs: Sat., Jul. 2, 2-3:45pm — The Switch (PG-13) Thurs., Jul. 21, 2-4:10pm — Hereafter (PG-13) (Closed Captioned) Thurs., Jul. […]
In a previous post, I spoke of all of the books I read on my iPad while on vacation. Here short reviews of the titles that I read: Brett, Simon — The Body on the Beach – The first of Brett’s Fethering mysteries, this is a fun cozy mystery set in a smallish coastal town […]
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is a novel set in Grace, Arizona. Codi and Hallie are the daughters of eccentric Doc Homer who watches them with great concern. They are sweet and gentle girls. Doc Homer insists they wear orthopedic shoes to their dismay. The stories take place during the revolution in Nicaragua. Hallie joins […]