Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Review

Book Review

'Beautiful Day' by Elin Hilderbrand Every girl dreams of a picture-perfect wedding day, as does Jenna Carmichael, the bride in Elin Hilderbrand's most recent novel "Beautiful Day." The sad fact is that Jenna's beloved but deceased mother...

March by Geraldine Brooks Review by Donna DeLeo Bruno For those who enjoyed reading about the March girls: Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy and their mother Marmee in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" (1868), this more recent book...

By Lynda Rego As winter finally retreats, and spring flowers make an appearance, greet the increased warmth with some new books. It’s not quite warm enough to read outside yet, but soon ... “Jane and the...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult     "Leaving Time," the most recent novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult, will require of the reader what Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined "a willing suspension of disbelief." It is a most...

Winter has arrived. Reading has moved indoors and become one of the comforts that keep the cold weather at bay. Curl up with a good book and take a break from the wind and...

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg Wow, what a story! What a life!  Crazy. Wild. Frenzied. Dangerous.  On-the-edge. Raucous. These adjectives do not adequately capture the essence of the legendary Rock-'n-Roll musician Jerry...

The House Girl by Tara Conklin Two remarkable heroines separated by a century: Josephine, a mulatto slave of a Southern plantation owner in the mid 1850's and Lina, a New York City lawyer assigned by her...

By Lynda Rego When I read about the slow reading movement, I had to laugh. Many of us have been slow readers all our lives. You know who you are. We like to curl up...

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr A great book — compelling, engrossing, and suspenseful that is presently in competition for The National Book Award, of which it is extremely deserving. Set in war-torn...

"All Fall Down" by Jennifer Weiner Young wife and mother, Allison Weiss is taking a magazine quiz while waiting with her daughter in the pediatrician's office. Its questions and her answers regarding use of prescription...
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