Tag Archives: Boston

Mistaken Identity

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict is a recently published historical fiction novel. It is a story about a young woman named Clara Kelly who immigrated from Ireland in the 1800’s and arrives in the U.S. during the Civil War. When … Continue reading

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The Upper Crust

The Late George Apley by John P Marquand is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Published in 1937, the fictional story recounts the life of a wealthy Bostonian gentleman. Told in the voice of the late Apley’s close friend who is, … Continue reading

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Mom and Apple Pie

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller is a recent release which is lip-smacking good! I was pleasantly surprised by this inaugural novel written by a Boston pastry chef. It is the story of a thirty-something pastry … Continue reading

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Black or White

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe is an interesting novel based on the life of Anita Hemmings, the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College in 1897. When the beautiful, light-skinned Hemmings enrolled in Vassar, she kept secret the … Continue reading

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O Mio

Elsewhere is a memoir by Richard Russo. In his youth, Richard and his mother lived in the second story of a two-flat owned and occupied by his maternal grandparents on the first floor. He had a happy childhood surrounded by … Continue reading

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Just Suppose…

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro provides an excellent example of the best way to put the common writing prompt of “What If” to good use.  The novel, based on a real art heist which occurred in 1990 at the … Continue reading

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