professornana (professornana) wrote,

  • Mood:

and there's more...

Since we had to circle the airport for some reason, I had the opportunity to complete a second book on the flight back from NYC yesterday. An Na's new book will not disappoint those fans who loved her Printz Medal winning A STEP FROM HEAVEN. Once again An Na tells the story of a young woman who is torn between what is expected of her and what and who she truly is. Mina lives with her sister Suna and their parents. Minda is expected to work in her parent's dry cleaners, study hard, get good grades, and go on to Harvard. Mina has been hiding several secrets from her family, however, including the fact that her grades are not as good as they appear on her doctored report card. When Ysrael comes to work at the store, Mina is drawn to him. Ysrael and Mina form a close relationship, one that damages Mina's own relationship with her sister, Suna. An Na's quiet prose draws a reader closer in to better hear the tale she is to tell. This accomplished author's latest offering is certain to gather praise.


  • some observations

    I completed my self-quarantine today, 2 weeks after flying home from a visit with the great-granddaughter. As far as I know, I remain uninfected by…

  • Self-Quarantine marches forward

    I am now in the 11th day of self-quarantine. I suspect that there are many more days ahead as BH and I try our best NOT to become a statistic. While…

  • a week in quarantine=many books read

    As I said in the first post this week: when it is quiet here, it is time to read. While I have not quite cleared the stacks back in my work room, I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.