Monthly Archives: February 2012

Three Weeks In December, Audrey Schulman

This book blew me away. The research effort must have been enormous. There is so much insight and information included: about Aspergers, about animal and plant life, about the behavior of Silverback gorillas, about the building of the railroad and … Continue reading

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The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller

This is an interesting book exploring a person’s reaction to tragedy, depending on the vantage point from which one comes to it, at the time it occurs. Explicitly, the story revolves around the terrorist attack of 9/11, although it is … Continue reading

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A Walk Across The Sun, Corban Addison

This book is a tough read. The subject matter can make your skin crawl and the hairs on your arms will rise. There are more ways to create a human slave than I had ever imagined. There is no end … Continue reading

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Sacred Trash by Adina Hoffman, Peter Cole

After reading one third of this book, I decided to put it down and leave it to those better versed in Hebraic study. I gave it three stars, because I felt certain that those who study Jewish antiquities will find … Continue reading

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Rules of Civility, Amor Towles

In the mid 1960’s, at a photography show, Katey Kontent tells her husband, Val, that she recognizes one of the subjects in two pictures. He is shown in two versions of himself, one as a rich man and another as … Continue reading

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The Submission, Amy Waldman

In trying to assign a number of stars to this book, I was in a quandary.  If it was on content, I would probably give it no more than a 3; an engaging quick read, on the surface, it seems … Continue reading

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The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman has written a book tracing the lives of four women who took care of the Doves at Masada. Briefly, Shahir, an outcast, is the Witch of Moab, Revka has committed murder, Yael is pregnant with a child from … Continue reading

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