BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner (2020)

  October 2021 Growing up in the 21st century is not easy. Not that it’s ever been easy, but at least previous generations didn’t have to cope with all the technical advancements purported to make our lives easier, or so they say. Now a young...

THE PARIS HOURS by Alex George (2020)

THE PARIS HOURS by Alex George (2020) July 2021 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 had just married his second wife and...

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. ...