Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Soldier’s Wife, Margaret Leroy

Although I was reading several books at the time I began this one, I put them all aside to finish The Soldier’s Wife. I didn’t expect it to have so profound an effect on me. With tremendous insight into the … Continue reading

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No Exit, Jean Paul Sartre

When a friend asked if I had seen the play or the movie based on Sartre’s “No Exit”, my curiosity was piqued. I searched online and found a version I could read. In this brief one-act play, Sartre illuminates the … Continue reading

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Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer

The phenomenal adherence, by the followers of the Latter Day Saints to a code of secrecy, and the profound strength of the endowment of G-d-like powers to “appointed” human prophets, makes one truly question the veracity of this group as … Continue reading

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Come And Eat, George Ancona

I won this book from a NY Journal of Books giveaway. This brief little book with a beautiful cover and very expressive photographs of actual people, is an impressive analysis of what food means to all of us. At first, … Continue reading

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Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If we could look ahead 15 years to view the results of our actions, we could avoid so many disastrous events. Monday morning quarterbacking would not exist if we could only make judgments based on … Continue reading

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Let’s Take The Long Way Home, by Gail Caldwell

Reminiscent of Beaches, Let’s Take The Long Way Home,  is about two close friends. It is brief, less than 200 pages. More pages would quite possibly have made the subject matter unbearable. For me, the book arrived propitiously. Having just … Continue reading

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Crying In My Beer

Well, I sit here crying in my beer, figuratively, not literally. I don’t drink. I am a teetotaler, however, if I did drink I would be crying in my beer or something stronger as I watch the stock market collapse … Continue reading

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