Amish Grace

Hi, fellow readers! Today’s book blog post is about the non-fiction book Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy. I first heard of this book when watching a Badger Talks presentation entitled “Who are the Amish?” It was hosted by the Augusta Memorial Public Library and presented by University of Wisconsin Professor Mark Louden (who isContinue reading “Amish Grace”

Ricochet Day & Q+A with Noel Silvia

Everything we do, even the smallest of things, matters.” With Ricochet Day, author Noel Silvia delivers another sweeping tale of the interconnectedness of humankind. The stories we tell, the memories we collect, and the encounters we share with others reach farther than we can imagine. The further you delve into Ricochet Day, the more theContinue reading “Ricochet Day & Q+A with Noel Silvia”

Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

Fifty Words for Rain is at once achingly sad and poetically beautiful. I love a heart-wrenching plot and complex characters, and Asha Lemmie delivers in one sweep with her debut novel. Prepare to get lost in the range of emotions you’ll feel at every turn. Whether it’s friendship, siblinghood, parenthood, hope, or survival, there isContinue reading “Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie”

Viaticum by Patrick Morgan

“Paradise has a price. It isn’t just a job, it’s his dream job. This is everything he’s worked for and everything he deserves. One job offer, and Ethan Birch’s life changes forever. Given immense creative control, power, and perks, Ethan falls deeply under the company’s spell. His Beverly Hills office is a modern mecca, completeContinue reading “Viaticum by Patrick Morgan”

Book Review: The Space Between Worlds

Cara is a traverser – jumping between worlds by both the mercy of Goddess Nyame and the intentional hands of science. She spends every day with a woman she loves from afar while trying to reconcile the present with the past… That is, until a powerful announcement is made and Cara begins to believe thatContinue reading “Book Review: The Space Between Worlds”

A Beautiful Beginning

Welcome to Oak + River Books! I am honored to be a part of your journey. Browse the Q&A below to learn more about what Oak + River Books means to me. What is Oak + River Books? This blog is a creative space to explore literature with a special emphasis on nature and theContinue reading “A Beautiful Beginning”