Apfelkuchen is an authentic German classic dessert made with fresh apples in a soft torte like cake which goes great with coffee at breakfast.

Apfelkuchen: German Apple Cake

Oppression in Africa and Asia...should be excellent

"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

For children 9 and up. 554 pages.

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a fantastic novel written by Brian Selznick. He tells the story of Hugo Cabret; an orphan living in Paris, France. Brian Selznick tells Hugo's story in not just words, but PICTURES!

For ages 13 and up.   About death of a teenager

Thirteen Reasons Why (Paperback)

A must read by all parents, and especially Teens. This book is written about a teen who commited suicide and left behind cassette tapes to her bullies and telling them how they helped her along her path to suicide.

A novel in Rawanda

Baking Cakes in Kigali: A Novel by Gaile Parkin. I love this book! Set in Rwanda, it is the story of a lady who bakes cakes and in doing so, gets to know many interesting people. Makes me want to visit Africa!

A family memoir of a foreign correspondent in 1997 Zimbabwe and an orphan

Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir - Neely Tucker

Humorous children's book about a classroom that was builgt sideways

Sideways Stories from Wayside School: Louis Sachar. An incredibly quirky children's book. A quick, easy read that emphasized, to me, the importance of imagination making the world a place of wonder for children.

Say You Are One of Them.   Opra book club collection of stories about  Africa

Say You Are One of Them. Opra book club collection of stories about Africa

House for Mr. Biswas       Post-colonial India, a man seeking independence from family

The early masterpiece of V. Naipaul's brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.