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These is my Words is a perfect book. It is really hard to put down despite its length and it hurts when it ends too soon.

from Oprah.com

A Map of the World

As Alice is all too aware, her elder daughter Emma is prone to inexplicable fits of rage, her husband Howard distrusts her maternal competence, and Prairie Center's tight-knit suburban community shows no signs of warming to "those hippies who think they can run a farm." A loner by nature, Alice is torn between a yearning for solitude coupled with a deep need to be at the center of a perfect family.

I love Russian literature, I love Russian historical novels, Stachniak's book has not disappointed. Stayed up til 2am each night while camping in a tent in the rain at Airlie Beach with the children's soft breathing as background noise. Best holiday ever.

from BookBub Blog

21 Historical Fiction Novels You Probably Haven't Read — But Should

One of the best books I've ever read. I'm usually not into historical books but this was amazing. I recommend this to everyone.