Category Archives: A Book Stream Review

The Book of Ages, The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Jill LeporeAlfred Knopf, 2013 Excavating the remains of the “plain” lives of “merchants and gentle ladies, the busy tradesmen and the surly apprentices” for a biography earlier than 1900 who were not of royal blood or historically important is guaranteed … Continue reading

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Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri Houghton Mifflin, 1999 In all nine short stories included in this 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner, Lahiri seems to be inserting a karmic math to her stories. Characters are unable to see or they clearly see their life situation … Continue reading

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Anya von Bremzen Crown Publishers, 2013 This book circled back to me because I gave it to my mother for Christmas. She traveled to the USSR in 1978 and she loves travel and cookbooks. It seemed like a slam dunk … Continue reading

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The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins Wordsworth Classics, 1993 edition “I liked to see her hearty indignation flash out on me in that way. We see so much malice and so little indignation in my profession.” London Lawyer Vincent Gilmore was given the words, … Continue reading

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