Russian Summer Camp Secrets in Scent of Pine

BOOK REVIEW The Scent of Pine by Lara Vapnyar (2014) By Sherry Evans, Head of Public Services February 11, 2014  At a professional conference in Saratoga Springs (NY), The Aesthetics of Oppression, two academics meet.  Instant attraction.  Lena, of Russian descent, married and the mother of two, is miserable generally and especially after not a soul … More Russian Summer Camp Secrets in Scent of Pine

Harrowing Escape from Sudan to Portland, Maine for young teenage girl

 Book Review January 13, 2013 The Good Braider by Terry Farish (2012) Miss America Abby says come walk with her And her spotted dog, Elsa. We do, and the moon shows in the daylight sky. The wind whips her hair with its golden streaks. In this place are stones, and Abby says people are buried … More Harrowing Escape from Sudan to Portland, Maine for young teenage girl