Monthly Archives: April 2014

Things That Matter, Charles Krauthammer

Across three decades, this medically trained, erudite journalist and Fox news consultant, has educated and informed millions of readers with his essays on every conceivable major issue confronting the country, but he is not one-dimensional, he wrote also on more … Continue reading

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Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The main character, Ifemelu, leaves Nigeria to join her Aunty Uju and son Dike, In New York City. She leaves her sweetheart, Obinze, behind but pledges herself to him and dreams of them being together in America. Life in America, … Continue reading

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The Circle, Dave Eggers

With current day news media outlets covering the positive and negative effects of social media, of sending private information and photographs out into cyberspace for all to see, where it becomes public, regardless of whether or not there are other … Continue reading

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The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I had wanted to read this book for the longest time. I loved the audiobook of “Crime and Punishment” and thought this would be as good. However, “The Idiot” was a bit disappointing. The reader was not as good and … Continue reading

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How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia, Mohsin Hamid

This book is written so well, but the audio reader doesn’t do it justice. Often, when the author reads his own book, I find that he doesn’t add the emotional texture that a professional reader usually does, which makes an … Continue reading

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The Signature of all Things, Elizabeth Gilbert

This is an extraordinary look into the lives of the Whittaker family, largely through the experiences of Alma Whittaker, a large, ungainly, homely child, born in America, in 1800. Hers was the first successful birth to Henry and Beatrix Whittaker, … Continue reading

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Once We Were Brothers, Ronald H Balson

This is a very powerful story about the quest of Holocaust survivor, Ben Solomon, to expose a Nazi Collaborator. When Ben was a 12-year-old in Poland, a local priest recommended that his down and out parishioner, Stanislaw Piatek, who had … Continue reading

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