Comparative: Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” and “The Dutch House” – Part 1: The Sibling Bond

When I first started reading Ann Patchett’s writing, it came from the buzz surrounding her books, specifically, “State of Wonder.”  I felt like the people I spoke with who had read her books were filled with excitement when they spoke about her.  Without hesitation, the response from a reader of hers is a response ofContinue reading “Comparative: Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” and “The Dutch House” – Part 1: The Sibling Bond”

A Comparative: Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone”- Part 3: Love

If you are reading this comparative for the first time, I recommend reading through parts one and two to give more background.  For a quick synopsis, reading Kristin Hannah’s, “The Nightingale,” piqued my interest to read more by this amazing author.  I was so impressed by her writing abilities.  She created a mesmerizing and eye-openingContinue reading “A Comparative: Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone”- Part 3: Love”

A Comparative Book Review: Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone” – Part 1

Reading Kristin Hannah’s, “The Nightingale,” piqued my interest to read more by this amazing author.  I was so impressed by her writing abilities.  She created a mesmerizing and eye-opening world of Nazi occupation in France during World War II and two very strong female lead characters, one of whom is the narrator.  I went inContinue reading “A Comparative Book Review: Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone” – Part 1”