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The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
"This is a beautifully memoir, written by Elizabeth Alexander. Alexander (Lizzy) is a poet and is the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies, at Yale University.

The memoir is a love story about Lizzy’s time spent with her husband..." Read more of this review »
The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
"Elizabeth Alexander’s memoir is stunning in its honesty, beautiful in its language, and an extraordinary tribute to a man I wish I had been able to know. Like her, I suddenly lost my husband when he was very young and my children were teenagers. H..." Read more of this review »
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Lovely and lyrical, as you would expect from one of America's greatest living poets. I know Elizabeth only slightly through a mutual friend, but cherish even this slim friendship, as I consider her a living national treasure. This book, both memoir a ...more
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You
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Brilliant, harrowing, deeply moving. Celeste Ng's portrait of a family in crisis following the death of their 16-year-old daughter / sister is a powerful depiction of of a normal American family that is anything but typical. They may remind you of yo ...more
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Christmas Store by Ray Sipherd
Christmas Store
by Ray Sipherd
read in April, 2015
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Ray Sipherd is a gentleman I know and respect. His collection of interwoven stories in THE CHRISTMAS STORE is long on charm, and on originality. It's just a wee bit twee for my taste. Consider it a seasonal diversion.

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The Bernini Bust by Iain Pears
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Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
read in July, 2016
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RE-READ 7/16: We're seeing this on Tuesday on Broadway, so I bought the play manuscript to brush up. LOVE this play, my favorite of all of Stoppard's, and I *always* consider him our greatest living playwright. We saw the original NY production four ...more
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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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A ripping yarn, a perfect summer weekend read. The story is modern Gothic - media mogul and Wall Street titan are killed in a place crash when their jet goes down returning from Martha's Vineyard. Two of the passengers on board survived: Scott Burrou ...more
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