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****Book Review: My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent

Usually, I either can’t, or won’t, complete books like Gabriel Tallent’s, debut novel, My Absolute Darling. It’s a gripping, exhausting, page-turner about a fourteen year-old nicknamed Turtle who lives in an isolated, but stunningly beautiful location along the Northern California … Continue reading

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*****Book Review: Snowblind: Stories of Alpine Obsession, by Daniel Arnold

Snowblind by Daniel Arnold is a collection of fictional short stories highlighting extreme weather conditions and how they relate to the obsessions and excesses commonly found among mountain climbers. We learn that some men and women will risk anything, from … Continue reading

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****Book Review: Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

Rules of Civility Set in 1930s Manhattan, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles follows the lives and longings of the city’s idle rich and two determined, thirty-ish working class wannabes, Kate and Eve. Along with happenstance and sheer ballsiness, Kate … Continue reading

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What about a Play Featuring Alexander Hamilton and Bill Clinton

In July, ‘Hamilton,’ the hugely popular Off-Broadway hip hop musical about Alexander Hamilton will move to Broadway. Now, there’s also ‘Clinton: The Musical,’ a comedy that parodies President Bill Clinton’s highs and lows. Besides Hillary running for president, why this … Continue reading

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3*** Book Review, W is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton

At first glance I wondered why Sue Grafton’s latest mystery, “W is for Wasted,” was such a thick book. Fearing she’d stepped into the novelists’ trap of thinking more is better, it didn’t take long to realize that “W” is … Continue reading

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Husband’s Inaction & Reaction to my Novel, Afterlife in Harlem

So, my hubby and harshest writing critic, who mostly reads non-fiction, condescended to finally start reading my new novel, Afterlife in Harlem. He called me from work to say, “You left this morning before I could tell you that your … Continue reading

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