Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech

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Sarah Creech’s first novel, Season of the Dragonflies (William Morrow 2014), is a beautiful book and mesmerizing story. The story is about the Lenore women and their perfumery in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it is, as the synopsis promises, “a beguiling tale of practical magic, old secrets, and new love.”  Continue reading

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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For someone who claims to have such good memory, I’m having a difficult time

remembering which children’s book was my favorite.  However, about four years ago, I was enrolled in a beginner’s French class which required reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince).  I remember thinking to myself that reading a children’s book was a great way to begin reading actual French literature.  I convinced myself that it could not be difficult, as many children’s books have very simple story lines.  Continue reading