Category Archives: Nonfiction

Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler

Amy B.    February 27, 2018    Comments Off on Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler

As the daughters of a wealthy timber merchant, author Sheila Kohler and her sister Maxine grow up as the most privileged of the privileged in apartheid-era South Africa. They are expected to make suitable matches and be perfect wives to …

American Fire by Monica Hesse

Amy B.    February 13, 2018    Comments Off on American Fire by Monica Hesse

American Fire is the story of two damaged people–Charlie, a felon and former drug user and Tonya, a single mother–who meet, fall in love, and, for complicated reasons, set fires in abandoned buildings along the eastern Virginia coast. Their story …