Monthly Archives: September 2012

Skeletons At The Feast, Chris Bohjalian

It is 1945, Poland is being overrun by the Russians; Germany is losing the war. This story begins as a mass exodus of German refugees, from the countryside, is in progress. They are attempting to escape the army of “Ivan”, … Continue reading

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Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him, Richard Miniter

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The Price of Politics, Bob Woodward

The book begins with a description of a dinner speech by then Senator Barack Obama, at a “right of passage” dinner for politicians, in 2006. In a self-deprecating manner, the handsome, smiling man delivers a speech essentially describing himself as … Continue reading

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Lone Bean, Chudney Ross

Bean (her real name is Chrysanthemum, but she refuses to use it) is a lovely story about an 8 year old girl who has a really rough first day at school.  She is now in 3rd grade and she is … Continue reading

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

As I read this book, I had a recurring thought. Perhaps I am naïve, but if there are lots of people in the real world  that are like the dysfunctional characters in this book, then the human race is in … Continue reading

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Journalists Fiddled While the Middle East Burned, As Did Obama!

This is an open letter to Joe Scarborough, of Morning Joe: I used to respect your opinions because they seemed unbiased. As a matter of fact, you told me, once, at the book expo, that Mika was moving to the … Continue reading

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11/22/63, Stephen King

Basically, Mr. King had me from page one. This author has such a gift for engaging the reader and drawing the reader into his story, that no matter how tense it gets or how tedious, once you start, there is … Continue reading

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