For those of you who are tired and weary from decking the halls and playing Santa, I’ve got just the book to lighten your load. It’s a debut novel by up-and-coming author Gretchen Anthony and it’s a rip. EVERGREEN TIDINGS FROM THE BAUMGARTNERS by Gretchen Anthony. Park Row Books, New York. October 2018. 356 pages. … More Foxy Bibliophile: Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Need a gift idea for an eclectic reader? Or a man who likes to read but has a cynical streak? How about someone in the midst of a mid-life crisis? New release, LAKE SUCCESS by Gary Shteyngart just might fit the bill.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I’m a fool for books. It’s the writer’s double-edged sword. With the compulsion to write, comes the compulsion to read. It’s the old chicken and the egg conundrum. Which came first? Any who, shout out to blogger/poet/writer muriposis A Different Perspective by murisopsis who pubbed her … More Favorite Novels, A to Z
You know that person you wanted to be when you grew up? There’s still time. That’s the message of Chris Bohjalian’s latest murder mystery, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. And it’s damned good news, too–for those of us who are old enough to know that one’s life is the sum total of one’s choices, good or bad. … More Foxy Bibliophile: The Flight Attendant
When I taught high school, I kept a Thug Life notebook–a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of all my students who were arrested for serious violations. True story. I mean, at one of my teaching assignments, which in hindsight was my favorite, we had a full-time probation officer housed in our building. I had more kids … More Foxy Bibliophile: Thug Life Edition