Violeta is the latest work from Chilean writer Isabel Allende. Violeta is a South American epic that buffets readers through a tumultuous lesson in South American history—economic collapse, dictatorship, hurricane, earthquake, and more. It's historical fiction that doesn't read like historical fiction. Instead, it reads like a memoir—profoundly personal and intimate at times. (Allende left Chile … Continue reading Book Review: Violeta
If you're asking yourself why this book review begins with information about konbinis, stick with me for minute. If you've never been to Japan, you might be surprised to know how popular convenience stores, "konbinis," actually are. There are more than 56,000 in Japan ( as of 2020). Konbini's are in almost every neighborhood and … Continue reading Book Review: Convenience Store Woman
It’s my birthday, Sunday, and I’m giving away copies of my new short fiction piece, “The Price of a Cup of Coffee.” There’s no hidden grab; I don’t want your email address. You don’t need to sign up for anything. It really is free and clear.