Book Review

OPENING MINDS

By Selma Wassermann Hardcover, 98 pages, 2021. Rowman & Littlefield “Learning to think intelligently, like learning to derive meaning from the written word, requires experience and practice.”  That’s why parents who want their children to […]

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MOVING TO HIGHER GROUND

By John Englander Hardcover, 223 pages, 2021. Girl Friday Productions “Even if we could immediately stop all carbon dioxide emissions and the warming, the excess heat stored in the sea will continue to melt the […]

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THE COMMITTED — A NOVEL

By Viet Thanh Nguyễn Pulitzer winner of The Sympathizer Hardcover, 345 pages, 2021. Grove Press (Grove Atlantic) I didn’t read The Sympathizer (2015) which won a Pulitzer, so I was curious to read this sequel. […]

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WHERE THE PAST BEGINS – A WRITER’S MEMOIR

Heart-wrenching memoir by longtime bestseller and awarded author Amy Tan of “The Joy Luck Club”, “The Valley of Amazement”, and  “The Hundred Secret Senses”. “Joy Luck Club” was a year-long NYT bestseller which gained many […]