Archive for July 2015

Summer Book Review: Mosquitoland will make you cry ugly

Summer Book Review: Mosquitoland will make you cry ugly
Damn you, David Arnold. Thanks to you, I freaked out my kids, spontaneously sobbing on page 334 of your book, Mosquitoland. They missed the earlier weeping at key moments in this tale of 16-year-old Mim Malone, on a solo trek from her father and stepmother’s home about 900+ miles to Cleveland, where she once lived... Read more »

Summer Book Review: The Nakeds

Summer Book Review: The Nakeds
Did your parents ever make you do something against your will? It’s the story of Hannah’s life—from wearing casts to being an outcast, the little girl who’s left on the roadside after being hit by a car grows up in Lisa Glatt’s  “The Nakeds.” Glatt wastes no time with her latest, the opening pages taking... Read more »

4 Lessons I Learned from Primates of Park Avenue

4 Lessons I Learned from Primates of Park Avenue
I read this book so you don’t have to. Sometimes, the books that garner the most attention really aren’t the best reads (cough cough 50 Shades, cough cough). And Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue has received a lot of press. It’s controversial in many respects, beginning with the topic it covers—Upper East Side New... Read more »
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Summer Book Review: Early Warning by Jane Smiley

Summer Book Review: Early Warning by Jane Smiley
Do you like to binge-watch a favorite TV series? Then Early Warning is for you. The second in Jane Smiley’s epic history of the Iowa-farming Langdon family, Early Warning is the followup to Some Luck, which introduced readers to Walter and Rosanna Langdon and their brood—Frank, Joe, Lillian, Henry and Claire. I will admit, it... Read more »

Summer Book Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Summer Book Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King
It’s a book thriller for book lovers. Stephen King’s latest, “Finders Keepers” is the the second in a roller coaster trilogy that began with last summer’s “Mr. Mercedes” and will come to a close next spring with “End of Watch.” And the ending will have you waiting breathlessly. But I digress. Full disclosure, King is... Read more »