Tag Archives: New York City

What Can’t Be Seen

What I didn’t realize until the end of Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, was that it is historical fiction based on the lives of the reclusive Collyer brothers who resided in New York City during the last century. Homer … Continue reading

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Telling Truths

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is a novel I will hold close to my heart for years to come. Long-listed for the Man Booker Award, this is a story about Lucy, a woman who recollects a time … Continue reading

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Females Only

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis is a novel I really enjoyed. The story takes place in two different eras, but the transitions between the them are very smooth and I was impressed. The setting of the story is the well-known … Continue reading

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And You Are?

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst is a novel I discovered in the books on cd section of our library. Published in 2015, I am surprised I never heard of it! This is a fast-paced story written … Continue reading

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Growing

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma is an interesting new novel about a group of college chums residing in New York City. These twenty-somethings are a diverse group with the collective dream of making it on their … 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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It’s Chinatown

Eat a Bowl of Tea by Louis Chu came to my attention a while back when TCM broadcast the movie by the same name.  Published in 1961 by a Chinese-American, the story tells a history I was previously unaware of … Continue reading

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