Tag Archives: NYC

Louisa Abroad

Still Me by Jojo Moyes is the latest installment of the Louisa Clark story which began in Me Before You. This novel finds Louisa in New York City working as a personal assistant to the second wife of a wealthy … Continue reading

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Observations

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney is a poignant novel about an 85-year-old woman taking a solitary walk in New York City on New Year’s Eve in the mid-eighties. At one time, Lillian attained the honored place of … Continue reading

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Wandering Exiles

I began reading The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa on the anniversary of The Night of the Broken Glass.  It was coincidental, not purposeful. I finished the novel on Armistice Day. The timing was perfect and the book quite … Continue reading

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Moon River

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is the novella upon which the well-known movie by the same name is based. As is often the case, I liked the novella more than the movie. The story is different in many ways and, … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

All Over But the Shoutin’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg is a five-star memoir which melted my heart like butter on a warm biscuit. Raised in poverty in rural Alabama, Rick recalls his life and rise to the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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Side Show

When I agreed to review Savage Girl by Jean Zimmerman for Penguin Publishing, I mistakenly thought the author had written another book I was about to read.  Boy was I ever surprised when the book arrived and I realized my … Continue reading

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Shackles

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is a superb novel.  I am so grateful to have been able to devote 32 hours to listen to it on compact disc.  The audio version is amazing! This incredible, thought-provoking story is about a … Continue reading

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