Tag: New York

Oct 18

Book Review: The Leavers

The Leavers by Lisa Ko This was a book club selection about a story that encompasses what for many of us would be the ultimate nightmare. What if your only parent abandoned you? What if you lost your beloved child? It concerns Deming and Polly Guo, sometime residents of China and New York and about …

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Aug 28

Book Review: The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn If you like female-centric thrillers, where it’s all about the mystery and the tension and the veiled danger, this is a great example of the genre. It has an unreliable narrator who isn’t a very good person, more than one twist in the plot, and sufficient danger. …

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Jan 05

Book Review: The Color of Water

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride A novel, or memoir, at its best, will give you a window in to the life of someone you might never meet in real life. This memoir, if you can call it a memoir when half of it is about …

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Apr 23

Book Review: The Job

The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne I love reading or listening to stories about people who live very different lives from me, and Osborn is “not a liberal,” a working class, raised Catholic, non-intellectual Brooklyn cop for whom beating people up is as common and …

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Dec 03

Book Review: When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead I got this book on my shelf, and I don’t even remember buying it, but I accidentally stumbled across one of the best middle-grade books I can remember reading in a long time. It starts out dark and mysterious, with notes that predict things about Miranda’s life that …

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