Tag Archives: New York

Escaping Dreamland – How Much Does the Past Write the Future?

Escaping Dreamland By Charlie Lovett Spoiler Alert! Summary: Robert Parrish’s childhood obsession with series books like the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift inspired him to become an author. Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, his relationship with his … Continue reading

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – How Do We Relate to His Story Today?

The Color of Water A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother By James McBride Spoiler Alert!   Summary Touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a … Continue reading

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The Heirs – To Inherit or Not To Inherit?

Book Review : The Heirs By Susan Rieger Spoiler Alert! Summary Brilliantly wrought, incisive, and stirring, The Heirs tells the story of an upper-crust Manhattan family coming undone after the death of their patriarch. Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow … Continue reading

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Under A Painted Sky – Should Historical Novels Use Racial Slurs Which Are Accurate For The Time Period?

Book Review : Under A Painted Sky By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But … Continue reading

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Her Best Match – Will This Romance Be Your Match?

Book Review : Her Best Match The Best Girls Series By Tamie Dearen Kindle Edition Spoiler Alert! Summary Anne Best was bored with her life in Texas. But when this feisty forty-five year old starts a new life in the Big … Continue reading

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Girl Waits With Gun – Based On True Events!

Book Review : Girl Waits With Gun Kopp Sisters #1 By Amy Stewart Spoiler Alert! Summary Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from … Continue reading

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“The Devil’s Arithmetic” – Lessons Not To Be Forgotten

RBook Review: The Devil’s Arithmetic By Jane Yolen Spoiler Alert!   Summary Hannah thinks tonight Passover Seder will be the same as always. But this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past. Only she knows the horrors that … Continue reading

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“Garlic and Sapphires” – A Book Good Enough to Eat

Book Review: Garlic and Sapphires, The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl After reading too many books with dragons, faires and mythical worlds it is very refreshing to read Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires. We are … Continue reading

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