Monthly Archives: March 2017

Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, Kathleen Rooney, author; Xe Sands, narrator

Lilllian Boxfish certainly marched to the beat of a different drummer. She worked for R. H. Macy’s and wrote ad copy for them. She also achieved success writing poetry and limericks. Although she was single-minded and independent, disavowing her need … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

As I began to read the first of two letters in this brief book written in 1963, I was struck by the message which seemed to contain elements of hopeless resignation and self-loathing. It was a letter that outlined injustice … Continue reading

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Surrender, New York, Caleb Carr, author; Tom Taylorson, narrator

Two forensic scientists, Dr. Trajan Jones and Dr. Michael Li, were essentially ousted from their jobs in New York City because of their methods of investigation, and because they exposed the corruption and incompetence existing within law enforcement. They resettled … Continue reading

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Big Agenda, David Horowitz

This is a quick read. Horowitz paints a devastating, but accurate picture of the progressive agenda and the ultimate goal of the Democrats who are now led by extreme leftists who disavow capitalism, like Obama, Sanders, Warren and Clinton, by … Continue reading

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The Good Death: An Explanation of Death and Dying in America, by Ann Neumann

From the first page, I was emotionally attached and almost wept, having been reminded of my mother’s and twin brother’s recent deaths. The hospice experience is different in almost all cases. In my case, my mother’s hospice experience was reprehensible. … Continue reading

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Exit West, Mohsin Hamid, author; read by Mohsin Hamid

This brief novel is read in a clinical, almost dead-pan voice, that merely states the facts while offering precise descriptions with simple, incredibly descriptive and detailed prose. In spare words, the author paints a picture of a love story, an … Continue reading

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The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, Jennifer Ryan, author; Gabrielle Glaister, Laura Kerman, Imogen Wilde, Adjoa Andoh, Tom Clegg, Mike Grady, narrators

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir tells the story of a typical small community in England during the early days of WWII. Entirely through the journals, diaries and letters of the characters, over a period of about six months, from mid March … Continue reading

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