THE PARIS HOURS by Alex George (2020)

THE PARIS HOURS by Alex George (2020) July 2021 *Warning: This post contains spoilers.* Paris in 1927 was perhaps the most exciting and vibrant city in the world.  It was a magnet for talented artists, musicians, writers, and various other creative souls.  Hemingway...

Women War Photographers in WWII and Vietnam

THE WOMEN WHO WROTE THE WAR by Nancy Sorel  (1999) AND YOU DON’T BELONG HERE by Elizabeth Becker  (2021) June 2021 I dedicate this month’s blog to the memory of murdered Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and to the courage of jailed Belarussian dissident...

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (2020) May 2021 Nora Seed’s life was on a downhill trajectory.  She was being professionally treated for “situational depression,” but it wasn’t really helping.  She lost her job and her only paying piano student, so had no income. ...

LITTLE BOY by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

LITTLE BOY by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (2019) April 2021 Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti, perhaps the best-known American bookstore owner/publisher of the second half of the 20th Century, died on February 22, 2021 at the age of 101.  He was also a poet, novelist, artist,...