Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Thoughts on: Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

About: Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander is a fictional book with lots of Jewish themes and humor. This is Mr. Auslander’s first novel, his previous books are Foreskin’s Lament and Beware of God. The publisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the end of the post. 304 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover ISBN: 159448838X My […]

Thoughts on: The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough

About: The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough is a fictional children’s book aimed at the younger crowd. This book is a sequel to The Doll Shop Downstairs. 140 pages Publisher: Viking Juvenile ISBN: 0670012793 My rat­ing for The Cats in the Dollshop — 5 Buy & Save on The Cats in […]

Book Review: Stalina by Emily Rubin

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Stalina by Emily Rubin on Blogcritics. My rating for Stalina – 3 About: “Stalina” by Emily Rubin (website | Facebook) is the fictional story of a Russian immigrant to the United States. The story takes place after the fall of the Soviet Union. […]

Book Review: Kingdom Under Glass by Jay Kirk

I got this book for free. My rating for Kingdom Under Glass – 5 About: “Kingdom Under Glass” by Jay Kirk is a historical fiction – biography tale, set in the late late nineteenth – early twentieth century, about the great taxidermist & conservationist, inventor and sculptor Carl Akeley, his wives Delia “Mickie” Akeley and […]

Book Review: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

I bought this book. If I started reading a book about 9/11 and a few pages into it found that an American General, a CEO of an international clothing conglomerate, several members of the board of a wealthy charity, an NYPD detective and parents of a firefighter who is lost in the World Trade Center […]

Book Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

 I bought this eBook. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese if a fictional book set mostly in Ethiopia and the latter part of the book in the United States which tells the story of identical twins born to a British surgeon and a nun. Shiva and Marion Praise Stone, sons to Dr. Thomas Stone and […]

Book Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

I bought this book. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” is one of the most remarkable works of fiction I have ever read. Even though this story is about the comic book world, there are very few comic / pop references, and none which are required to enjoy the book. This is a big […]

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