Tuesday , January 26 2021

Literary Fiction

Book Review: ‘Captivity’ by György Spiró

This intensively researched historical novel follows the travels and peripatetic career of a myopic, bookish Jew who travels to great cities of the ancient world and lives through adventures thrilling and horrible that throw light on what life was like two thousand years ago.

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Book Review: ‘North of Here,’ A Novel by Laurel Saville

In 'North of Here,' Saville does a great job at getting into the psyche of her characters and bringing out the pain and sadness, as well as the confusion. She gives us a story of hope and redemption that doesn’t seem to have an answer.

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Book Review: ‘All The Stars In The Heavens’, A Novel by Adriana Trigiani, Author of the Shoemaker’s Wife

If only one could make a movie of All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, we could watch this tale of romance and secrets that grace this work, a story of pain and grief, but riddled with beauty, friendships, family and fun.

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Book Review: ‘Life and Other Near-Death Experiences’ by Camille Pagan

In 'Life and Other Near Death Experiences,' Pagan takes us into the depth and despair of disease, and the heartache of discovery. Betrayal and pain, as well as love and romance are threaded through Libby’s rocky path of discovery.

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Book Review: ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, 150th Anniversary Edition Illustrated by Salvador Dalí

It's a great pleasure to rediscover Lewis Carroll's classic in this modestly priced new Princeton University Press edition, with marvelous illustrations created by Salvador Dalí for a long out-of-print 1969 printing.

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