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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What Are You Reading

I just finished Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr.  It was a definite couldn’t put it down kind of book.  Growing up in Arkansas I lived in the times in which this book is set—racial unrest, Vietnam war just over, and mixed race marriages were taboo. 

The story is about a little girl of a broken home--American father, Japanese mother parentage who lives with her grandparents in a small close knit northern town.  A nurse and her husband, a teacher, both African American come to the town causing the little girl to question her grandfather’s racially prejudiced beliefs.  The child herself is racially tormented but her grandfather refuses to see this ugly aspect of the town he refused to leave even when offered a chance to play professional baseball.

Were people that cruel, adults tormenting an eight year old child and allowing their own children to torment that child??  Turning a blind eye.  I couldn’t put the book down and it left me in tears.   


  1. I did finish "Between Shades of Grey" that you sent me. I thought it was a good book. Haven't gotten to "Shanghai Girls" yet. :)

  2. Oops, my bad. It was Karen in Florida that sent me those two books during my recuperation...

  3. Sounds like my kind of book! Thanks for the referral!

  4. I'm in the midst of a J. D. Robb book. Not sure what I'm going with next.

  5. Gosh, that sounds like an interesting one. Thanks for the review.

  6. Thanks for the suggesting. Always looking for new ideas.

    I just finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed for the second time. I hadn't started hiking nor been to southern CA yet when I read it the first time. I had to read it again now that I am heavy into hiking and know where many of the locations are. Even better the second time.

  7. Jana, thanks for the comment on our blog. I have read your's for at least a couple of years (as a lurker). I guess it's time to comment. I do hope our paths cross sometime. We will be going through Montana on our way to Alaska this spring, but I guess you will still be in Texas.


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