Kathrine Swift is a talented pianist who married the competent banker James Warburg meets and falls in love with composer George Gershwin in this music novel
Bending Toward the Sun A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie & Rita Lurie – of how the mother’s holocaust experience affected later generations
Walt Disney’s attention to detail is amazing, but like many great men this part of his personality caused great concern and setbacks when it came to the park. He insisted on details being absolutely right even though no one but him and the workers will see it. Whether he was right or not depends on who you ask, personally I’m amazed at the details in the parks and could enjoy simply walking around appreciating them all without ever going on an actual ride.
M.F.K. Fisher (3 July, 1908 – 22 June, 1992) was a food writer and translator. Ms. Fisher believed that eating well was one of the “arts of life”
The book is filled with wonderful, self-deprecating humor (as is expected from any person of Jewish origin), wit and charm. The author writes about his errors in judgement, the regrets he has for the few times (that he wrote about) acting like a “star”, he writes about the business he loves with a wink, but sadness of someone who has been through the wringer.
The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is a cook book / travel book which publishes recipes from the worlds Blue Zone locations around the world.
Just as Cervantes’ Don Quichotte made fun of the junk-culture in his era, Mr. Rushdie goes to a literary war with the garbage that Americans are inundated with
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
Stanley Huang has claimed for years that he is very rich. Now that he has pancreatic cancer his family wants details of his fortune to be revealed. Stanley’s son, Fred, is disappointed from his professional career. Kate, the daughter, is stuck in middle management at Silicon Valley.
I found the relevant subjects of the story very interesting. While the novel might, or might not hold up remains to be seen, but reading it these days seemed appropriate.