Introducing A Female Dickens

Like her contemporary, Elizabeth Gaskell’s concern for social rights during the Industrial Revolution is apparent in her writings. Her first novel, Mary Barton is no exception. Read more


Bookclub Highlights Part Two: Night Song by Tricia Goyer

The more we read on the Holocaust, the more we’ve realized how similar our world is today. It reminded me of the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it again.”  Maybe in the thoughts below, you can also see some similarities between our present world and the past. Read more

His Music Could Not Be Stolen

My soul has vanished within the pages, but it couldn’t be happier.  The book introduced me to itself as a mutual friend of From Dust And Ashes. As Goyer’s second novel about Mauthausen concentration camp, I became overjoyed to know its acquaintance. Part One was a casual stroll meeting the new characters and generally getting to know the plot. It reminded me some of the previous book, but still contained its own personality. I sighed for days of yore, but still respected it as its own person. Part Two, we ran deeper into the woods until we were finally sucked in during Parts Three and Four. My soul, hand in hand with the book, has now been lost. Deep inside the recesses it fell in love with Night Song never to be seen again. Read more