White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
168 pages — 5/22-23/2006
Two American sisters living in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War. THeir mother paints and their father is away, submerged and intoxicated in the war taking photographs for Time. The oldest sister, Frankie, is rebellious and full of surprises while younger Kate bears the brunt of being an overshadowed sidekick. The girls experience many things, Frankie as much as possible. But tragedy strikes when Frankie cries out for too much attention and Kate’s family is never the same.
Recommended by: People Magazine
Borrowed from: public library
Blast from the Past is a weekly post I write that focuses on a book I read long before I ever had a blog about books. While I didn’t “book blog” until a couple of years ago, I’ve kept a reading journal of sorts for about 6 years. Blast from the Past is essentially just my way of digitalizing my old book journals–and reminding me what I thought of books long since read. I think it will be a fun way to look at how my reading selections have changed and what I like most in the books I read.