The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Chopin, Kate. (1899, 2008). The Awakening. Premier Classic Paperback; New York.  It is hard for me to fathom how this book was written and published so very long ago, although Knopf Publishing Group thoughtfully outlines a chronology of historical events to contextualize the work in my version. While reading the book, I had to keep…

The Incense Game by Laura Joh Rowland

Rowland, Laura Joh. (2012). The Incense Game. Minotaur Books; New York. Sometimes it’s nice to delve into a book packed with historical details and rife with emotional intrigue. Laura Joh Rowland‘s book The Incense Game nicely delivers on both fronts; it details what happens before, during, and after a powerful earthquake that struck a vast…