Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mad

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto is a novel out of India recently published in paperback in the U.S. This beautifully written, moving story is told in the first person by the son of a woman who suffers … Continue reading

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Who’s on First

The Map Thief by Heather Terrell is a book I have been meaning to read for sometime. It was published in 2008. It is a fictional novel loosely based on actual historical people and events which have been altered to … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction

The Sea of Wise Insects by Terry Westby-Nunn is a novel unlike any I recall having read. Gratefully, it came to my attention by way of one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Alison, who resides in South Africa (despatchesfromtimbuktu.wordpress.com). It … Continue reading

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Art Heroes

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter is an exceptional history of the valiant men and women whose mission during World War II was to locate and save the countless art treasures looted by the Nazi regime. … Continue reading

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Short Story

The Last Word by Graham Greene provided me with good company in between naps during my recent bought with the flu. Last week I watched a movie on TCM which originated in one of Greene’s short stories and decided it … Continue reading

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