Bound Feet and Western Dress

Author: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang Genre: Adult Non-fiction Reviewed by: Elaine, Newbridge Library A captivating memoir of two Chinese women from different generations in the same family. The novel handles their stories in a dual-perspective, coherent narrative that covers the time period from the early 1900s to the late 1900s. The narrative focuses intimately on a… Continue reading Bound Feet and Western Dress

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Uncategorized

People Like Me

Author: Lynn Ruane Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla Lynn Ruane has no airs or graces about her. She has her feet firmly on the ground. However, this has not always been the case. Lynn has had many turbulent times in the past. Her loving mother and gentle father could not shelter her from the… Continue reading People Like Me

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations


Author: Elton John Review by: Dolores Mee, Like a lot of people, I was vaguely familiar with the public persona of Elton John; his illustrious music career, countless accolades and of course, his infamous temper. Born Reg Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, his upbringing by two deeply unhappy and emotionally cold parents drove him to constantly strive… Continue reading Me

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational, General Information, Young Adult 16+

In Order to Live

Author: Yeonmi Park Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla Imagine being told what to do, what to think, what to say, what to eat? Brainwashed since birth North Korean psyches have been controlled and monitored. They must not talk freely or say anything bad about the Korean government. They were told the birds and nature… Continue reading In Order to Live