Sally Field’s autobiography has gotten excellent reviews. This actress, who at times was underestimated due to her roles as Gidget and The Flying Nun, went on to win Oscars. She writes of her life in all of its complexities and with its many difficulties.
The author’s first novel, The Song of Achilles, was enthusiastically received. Circe has also gotten excellent reviews for being a
“A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story,” this #1 New York Times bestseller “manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right” (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).
I have wanted to get this book for a while so, as an e-book bargain, this was clearly the day. This is a story that takes place both during WWII and in the present.
“This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an “extraordinary epic” of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE
This is in my TBR pile. Everyone that I know who has read this novel has recommended it highly.