Our hero has lost many things: his wife, his home, his dignity, and his job. Oh -- and his college-bound daughter is pregnant and he might die. Read all this and weep and laugh. This is a tender, messy, and funny book about one American man. (You might just know him.) Highly recommended.
Oy, have you heard about the Middlesteins? Such tsuris in that family! The wife is eating herself to death, the husband has left her, and their children just have to cope. This megillah flows like a chocolate fountain at the twin grandkids’ b’nai mitzvah, and it’s so full of food, anger, guilt, and compassion, you’ll plotz! Lots of laughs, too. If you crave a good book to nosh on, look no further.
If you haven’t read the first adventure of Ms. Christie’s famous detective, Hercule Poirot, now would be the perfect time! Set during World War I, we first meet M. Poirot through the eyes of his future companion, Arthur Hastings. Together they investigate the poisoning of a wealthy matriarch at Styles Court. Ms. Christie’s magic unfolds as we watch Poirot’s “little grey cells” at work. If you are longing for something to capture your imagination before the next season of Downton Abbey, this book is a must-read!
In Semple's uniquely-constructed social satire, you'll recognize the targets of Bernadette's ire and applaud her tirades. 15-year-old Bee is a wonderful creation (making me rethink my prejudice against kid narrators!). A smart, hilarious mother-daughter love story that's a real page-turner too.
Set across the bay in Marin, The Humanity Project is a novel about living on the edge in the paradise of Northern California. Beautifully written and conceived. I loved this book. So did Mary and Frayda.
This heartbreaking new novel helps fill the gaps in our understanding of “The First Flapper.” More than just a misunderstood party girl, Zelda Fitzgerald had a unique voice which struggled to be heard in the presence of an overbearing husband and a world with few freedoms for women. Ms. Fowler’s Zelda & Scott are not one-dimensional: the readers may find themselves both rooting for the pair, and wishing Zelda could break free.
Gripping, imaginative, and compelling. Surprising characters.Gratifying to read. A masterwork. This is not a time travel book. It’s everything books can give us: an impossibility that feels utterly natural and homey.. If you don’t enjoy this book there is something wrong with you.