Tag Archives: A Book Stream Review

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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Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 On December 26, 2004, Deraniyagala lost her two sons, husband, and both parents to the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka, claiming close to 275,000 people. It is an unfathomable loss that a person endures … Continue reading

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This Boy’s Life, A Memoir

Tobias Wolff Harper and Row, 1989 This Boy’s Life was made into a movie in 1993, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. That the story begins with Wolff and his mother running from an abusive man and seeing an out-of-control … Continue reading

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