Recommended by the very nice lady at our new grocery, A Taste of India, the library now owns two of the great Bollywood musicals: Kuch kuch hota hai (aka K2H2
With reluctance, I picked up Tamar Myers' The Witch Doctor's Wife to give her writing a second chance. The first in a four book series based in 1950's Belgian Congo, I was pleasantly surprised right away by the differences between this book and Myers' silly Pennsylvania Dutch series.
The book Red Moon is receiving lots of acclaim as a "deeply layered" literary thriller. For me, it was a frustrating, vague read that ended flat, without an identifiable denouement.
While I give the little National Geographic Pocket Guide: Birds of North America four stars, be warned that this is not a field guide. It does not even cover all common birds in any region. For instance, it covers four woodpecker species but completely leaves out the Hairy Woodpecker, which is a common enough species anywhere.
Disappointing. Over the years since the O'Malley series came out, I have recommended it warmly to many readers. I was excited about this addition to the great family Henderson had created. When I first saw the book, my heart sank. It was so small, I knew it couldn't have much to it. And I was right. The story doesn't give much new information or background for Jennifer.