Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Addie and Louis are elderly acquaintances in small town Holt, Colorado. They strike up an unusual friendship, sharing a bed at night to talk and hold hands in order to conquer their nighttime blues. People gossip, relationships are tested and built. This lovely story is a fitting final book for the author of the quiet […]


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In pre-revolutionary Russia, the iconic Hotel Metropol, situated across the square from the Kremlin, embodied all that was elegant and luxurious. Of course, then its clientele consisted of the wealthy, titled and famous from all across Europe. In 1922, however, the Communists ruled, and the hotel, while still the epitome of elegance, became the place […]


The Extra by A. B. Yehoshua

The Extra by A. B. Yehoshua

Noga, Hebrew for Venus, is a divorced Israeli harpist, who plays in a Dutch orchestra. After her father in Jerusalem dies, her brother calls her back to help their mother decide whether to stay in their childhood apartment in a neighborhood that is becoming daily more full of ultra-religious Jews or move to assisted living in […]


Whiplash by Jōichi Itō

Whiplash by Jōichi Itō

Ito and coauthor Jeff Howe use stories of recent scientific and technological developments to demonstrate nine principles that they see driving innovation now and into the future — principles like “emergent systems” dominating over those with authoritarian rule-making, and “compasses” being better guides than maps. The principles are clear and well-illustrated, drawn largely from examples they’ve encountered […]


The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

While trapped in bed recovering from a broken leg, a policeman passes the time by investigating one of history’s great mysteries – did Richard III kill the Princes In The Tower? Based on impeccable historical research, and written to engross anyone as much as any modern potboiler mystery!


Fuller House: Season One

Fuller House: Season One

Friday was always my favorite day of the week when I was growing up. Not only because it was the last day of school before the weekend, but because of ABC TV’s TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) lineup. My favorite show in the two-hour sitcom block? Full House. It was the story of Danny Tanner, […]


Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Funny, witty and at times shocking, TROUBLEMAKER: SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD AND SCIENTOLOGY is part life story, part stunning expose on the inner workings of Scientology. Remini tells of her childhood in Brooklyn, her parent’s divorce, and her transition from Roman Catholicism to Scientology at the age of nine. When she was thirteen, she and her family […]


Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan

A wakes every day in a new body-male, female, transgender, addict, jock, mean girl, etc. The change happens at midnight and A is helpless to stop it. This has never been a problem since this is the only life A knows but then A falls in love with Rhiannon. Never having shared the secret of […]


Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Pynchon’s writing has always played with pop culture tropes, but after half a century of writing massive and often baffling novels he finally decided to write something that resembles genre fiction.  (Unsuprisingly this was the first of his books to be made into a movie, 2014’s Paul Thomas Anderson film starring Joaquin Pheonix.) Inherent Vice […]


Not That Sort of Girl by Mary Wesley

Not That Sort of Girl by Mary Wesley

Rose’s husband of fifty years knows that she would never betray him since she’s not that sort of girl. Her lover of fifty years (and Rose) would certainly agree. Rose promised her husband on their wedding night that she would never leave him and through WWII, his frequent absences, his extramarital affairs (unimportant in the […]