Monthly Archives: June 2012

My Corset is Killing Me

Sadly, I was disappointed with The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.  The review I read prior to reading the book led me to believe this book would be amazing.  I think it was just ok. The fictional story begins in the … Continue reading

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Bravo Bruno

When I heard Bruno Cortis, M.D., a cardiologist, speak about his book entitled Heal Your Cancer, I wanted to give him a huge hug because it was obvious to me that he is someone who sincerely embraces life and loves … Continue reading

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Mangia!

I am fortunate to have recently met Don Bono, the multi-talented author of Chicago’s Legends, Treasures and Dreams. The artful black and white cover of this high quality book is beautiful as are the reproductions inside of Don’s meticulous charcoal drawings … Continue reading

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Les Innocents

Pure by Andrew Miller won the 2011 Costa Best Novel Award.  After reading it, I know why. This is fictional novel set in Paris in 1785.  The main character Jean-Baptiste is an engineer with a grim mission.  Instead of building … Continue reading

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Mail Order Brides

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka is unlike any other book I have ever read.      I think that is what I like most about Otsuka’s work.  She has a unique voice and a very good one … Continue reading

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Casualties of War

I thought Memorial Day would be an appropriate time to read       When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. I believe it is important to learn the lessons history teaches us.  Understandably, our perspectives of war are … Continue reading

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