Review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Why have my last two novels involved horrible suffering of babies? It’s almost too much to bear! I’m reading these books while my five-month baby sleeps in the other room — I can’t help getting up and checking on him when I read about these horrible things the babies in the books go through. Heart-breaking!

So that’s my largest impression of Frog Music: unbearably sad baby torture! But putting that aside, this story of frontier San Fransisco, based on true events and true people, moves right along and will be enjoyable to anyone who likes historical fiction.