What we’re reading this month

The latest tomes from local authors.

The Diplomat's Daughter
Photo courtesy of Washington Square Press

These two books are on our reading list this month:

The Diplomat’s Daughter
by Karin Tanabe
Washington Square Press

Emi Kato is the 21-year-old daughter of a Japanese diplomat living in America in 1943. After living a life of travel and prestige, she finds herself looked upon as an enemy and sent to an internment camp and later repatriated back to Japan. Through her travels, readers are introduced to two other young adults who find their lives disrupted by the war: Christian, a German-American who Emi meets and falls in love with in a Texas camp, and Leo, a Jewish Austrian who in 1937 sees firsthand the hatred of the Nazis and escapes to Shanghai. Throughout the novel, Emi battles with the disgrace that has become the world and where love fits in. (July 2017)

That Nothing May Be Lost
Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press
That Nothing May Be Lost
by Rev. Paul D. Scalia
Ignatius Press

Don’t let the author’s name make you think you are getting any insight into the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s life. While his father suddenly passed away a little over a year before the publication of this book, Rev. Paul Scalia focuses his debut tome on his life as a Catholic priest by going in depth on Catholic teachings, which Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput, who penned the foreword, calls “a book of essays and thoughts” that is “part diary and part guide.” (March 2017)

(July 2017)

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