Novels in Pictures

I recently read two amazing new novels. They are not your typical novels and are not exactly graphic novels, but novels in pictures.

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

This story contains so much: a child prodigy, the death of a parent, first loves, over protective parents and bad boy neighbor; but everything is essential and fits together so well. While reading, I felt as though I were watching someone’s life without their noticing. Jessica Anthony tells a story in a whole new way  – it was impossible to put it down.


The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston

I am now a Caroline Preston fan.

This scrapbook novel is the story of heroine Frankie Pratt and her coming of age in the burgeoning bohemian culture of the 1920′s. The book is gorgeous, the story is beautiful. I could not wait to see what path Frankie chose and what the outcome would be. Preston has perfectly captured the changing atmosphere of society and the role of women in the 1920’s.


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