"The Music Shop"

my take: On a run-down street in 1980’s London, wander into a shop full of boxes of records and a …

"Every Last One"

my take: As I was readying my Kindle for a two week vacation (PACKING LIGHT BECAUSE BOOKS ARE BETTER), I …

"What Happened"

my take: With humor and lots of articulate sentences, Hillary Clinton describes her experience of running in and losing the …

"Young Jane Young"

my take: As with the best Fun Female Fiction, Young Jane Young serves up an easy to read tale with …

"The Husband’s Secret"

my take: I like how Ms. Moriarty’s characters seem a bit superficial at first, the novel a bit house-wifey … …

"A Little Life"

my take: This is one of my top picks of 2017. And yet, I hesitate to recommend it. It’s brutal. …

"The Wonder"

my take: The heroine, a Nightingale trained nurse, is hired to keep a two-week watch over a young girl who …

"Small Great Things"

my take: Whew. Almost quit on this one. Some of the content was so disturbing I wasn’t sure I wanted …

"August Snow"

my take: This was recommended by Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) recently. She mentioned that in these unsettling times in the …

"West of Sunset"

my take: Here’s the tale of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years, past the wild days with Zelda. He’s hawked himself …

"Baltasar and Bluminda"

my take: Walking through Portugal I was amazed at the scale of their oldest buildings and monuments. It put me …