The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
A struggling writer finds himself teaching a third-rate MFA program in Vermont, finds himself harrassed for stealing a dead student’s storyline.
Hal Borland (14 May, 1900 – 22 February, 1978) was an American author, mostly focusing on non-fiction books and articles about nature and the outdoors.
Harry Golden was a Jewish American writer, editor, and publisher born in Ukraine. He is known for as a person who “fought bigotry with humor.
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
Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews is quirky and fun, there is always a dark cloud on the horizon. I felt like it’s about to blow as they’ are “too good”
Charlotte Zolotow (26 June, 1915 – 19 November, 2013) was a prolific writer of children books, editor and poet. Mrs. Zolotow was a prolific children book author who did not shy away from examining difficult subjects.
If this story of a beer run wasn’t true it would have been unbelievable, falling squarely under the category of “if I knew what I was doing I wouldn’t do it”, a category which I am also, proudly or not, a member of.
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.
Joseph Pulitzer (10 April, 1847 – 29 October, 1911) was a newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York World, as well as a Congressman.