Monthly Archives: August 2013

Feels Like Home

Peter Orner has done it again.  I just read his latest collection of short stories entitled Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge and loved it! His previous book Love and Shame and Love, is one of my favorites. This book helped resurrect … Continue reading

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Dissecting Romance

The Unknowns by Gabriel Roth came highly recommended by author Peter Orner via Facebook.  After reading it, I can understand why. Eric, the main character, is a young man who is independently wealthy thanks to his computer acumen.  He’s a … Continue reading

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Loss

The Lost Boy is a novella written by Thomas Wolfe.  In order to gain knowledge of Wolfe’s writing style, this is one of the books I chose to pursue after reading the book about Kerouac.  After reading it, I can … Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Layers

The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson is an illuminating biography of Jack Kerouac, the author of On the Road.  Gleaned from a vast collection of papers coupled with an intimate relationship with Kerouac, … Continue reading

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It Can’t Be Bought or Sold

The Girl You Left Behind is the second novel I’ve read by JoJo Moyes.  I am happy to report I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the first (Me Before You).  I like the way Moyes tells … Continue reading

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August Book Giveaway

“NECESSARY ERRORS opens in October 1990. The story’s narrator Jacob Putnam is young and full of ideas. He’s arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia’s revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit, somehow. He discovers a country at a … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt

Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Ben Constable is a strange novel.  From the first page I felt captured in a tale.  It is so unlike any I’d ever read.   The further I got into the book, the more … Continue reading

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