Tag Archives: New York

Off the Radar

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gut-wrenching memoir which came to my attention via an article I read in The Writer magazine. The author along with four siblings was raised by an alcoholic father and free-spirited, codependent mother. Hopping … Continue reading

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Keep Digging

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca is a well researched book about a real life female detective named Mrs. Grace Humiston and her incredible story. Solving baffling cases and championing the rights of the underserved earned Grace her well-deserved nickname. … Continue reading

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Eye of Newt

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a relatively new novel by one of my favorite authors. This story takes place in New York during the turbulent sixties. The main characters are siblings who share a secret. Franny, Jet, … Continue reading

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Words to Live By

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe isn’t a new book, but it is a beautiful one which touched my heart. It is a memoir based on the author’s relationship and experiences with his mother after she … Continue reading

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Held Hands

A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson is a wonderful memoir. In it, the author traces the interesting lives of seven generations of women in her family. Beginning with a famous great-great-grandmother who was a European flamenco dancer, and … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is a highly publicized novel which came as a disappointment to me. Although there were things I liked about the book, the positives were far outweighed by negative reactions I had to a number of … Continue reading

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Farmed-Out

It has taken me a while to read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, but I thought the book, which is being adapted for a movie, was interesting. It is the story of two orphaned women, one is a teenager … Continue reading

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