Tag Archives: NYC

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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Magic

The Golem and the Jinni is Helene Wecker’s first novel and what a story it is!  The book itself is unique and beautiful with black-edged pages providing a hint of something out of the ordinary awaiting inside. This is the … Continue reading

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