Jan Stafford Kellis

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

I discovered All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown at a thrift shop, and bought it for $2.50.  It’s an Advance Reading Copy, and the need for proofreading was a bit distracting.  I’m sure the final copy didn’t have this feature! BUT, the story was an enjoyable Silicon…

Prairie Evers

Prairie Evers

Prairie Evers by Ellen AirgoodMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought this book from Ellen Airgood at an author reading/signing event in De Tour Village, Michigan.  It’s a young adult genre book, but it’s really a book for all readers. Prairie Evers has just moved to New Platz, New…

Testing the Current

Testing the Current

Testing the Current by William McPhersonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of a year in Tommy McAllister’s life, beginning when he’s 8, then going back to his 7th year and ending just past where it begins.  It takes place in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, which is…

The Third Son

The Third Son

The Third Son by Julie  WuMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I was not in the mood to read about a Taiwanese immigrant (I’ve read many immigrant stories lately), but when I started this book, I couldn’t put it down.  Saburo, the main character, is the third son of a…