I know I've read a great book when I'm still thinking about it months after I've turned the final pages. Carrie Rubin's Eating Bull is one of those books. It is a tightly crafted thriller, told from the point of view of three characters: Jeremy, an overweight, bullied teen whose favorite friend is food; Sue, the … Continue reading Carrie Rubin’s Novel EATING BULL and My Personal Food Connection
From the very first page of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields's novel Please Say Kaddish for Me, I was swept up in Havah Cohen's story. I was spellbound, so much so, I didn't want to put this book down. The book is simultaneously driven by character and events at a quick pace, divided into four parts. The year is … Continue reading Please Say Kaddish for Me: A Novel for Everyone
Mark over at Exile on Pain Street just got Freshly Pressed for his post about how Harper Lee saved him. Did you know he received a letter from her? Oh, what a thrill! Congrats, Mark! Excellent post.
Several people have pinged me about the announcement of Harper Lee’s new novel. It’s based on a recently-discovered manuscript that she wrote in mid-50’s and takes place 20 years after To Kill A Mockingbird.
I think just about everyone has already read and commented on this post but I thought I’d rerun it. It’s the reason why people are reaching out to me with this wonderful news. It explains who I am and why I’m typing these words right now. I’d be a hot mess if it weren’t for her.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s the single most important book in my life.
I didn’t read a book until I was 20 years old. It’s true! They attempted to force-feed me while attending my below-average schools, but I made it clear that I would only read a book under protest…
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I love those books you can't put down. Recently, I read the remaining pages of Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld amid the noise of my son's iPad, whirring and buzzing away. Several times I asked him to turn it down. No matter, I was rapt with these last pages, and pulled in completely for the book's … Continue reading Book Review: Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld