John Fante (8 April 1909 – 8 May 1983) was an American novelist, writer, and screenwriter. His semi-autobiographical novel Ask the Dust is his most famous work
Hubert Selby Jr. (23 July, 1928 – 26 April, 2004) was a writer and novelist from Brooklyn, NY known for exploring the New York area.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón (25 September, 1964 – 19 June, 2020) is a Spanish author known for his The Shadow of the Wind (La sombra del viento), one of my favorite books.
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.
A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner (illustrated by JJ Harrison) a retelling of the movie through a delightful Xmas rhyme.
A Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction taking place in 1975, Viet Nam of a man who, after college in the US, goes back to Vietnam to fight the communists.
Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s girlfriend who is the new Hawkeye, needs to get away from Clint Barton and New York, so she head to Los Angeles – with the dog.
What To Do About The Solomons takes place in a supposedly socialistic society, there is still the matter of inheritance whether they live in a kibbutz or not.
The story actually has three protagonists, Max Cohn, a kid in present day Los Angeles, Moshe Goldenhirsch who is a young Jewish man at the heyday of World War II, and again, Moshe as an elderly retiree in present day Los Angeles
Being embedded with American troops is no joke, as he soon finds out