Marjorie Ingall

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Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine, the author of Mamaleh Knows Best, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. For seven years she wrote the “East Village Mamele” column for The Forward. She has been a contributing editor at Glamour and a contributing writer at Self, and she's written for Ms., Wired, Real Simple, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, and the late, lamented Sassy, where she was the senior writer and books editor. She is also a former senior writer and producer at the Oxygen TV network, where she discovered that her perkiness levels were not up to a job in daytime talk television.

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Mamaleh Knows Best: What Je...

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The Field Guide to North Am...

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The Expats by Chris Pavone
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A teetering mindfuck of a novel -- Kate and her computer-nerd husband Dexter move to Europe for his new high-paying systems security job, which he refuses to tell her much about. But hey, she hasn't told him about her earlier career as a CIA agent/as ...more
Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt
" I loved this one (and The One with Winter the Smoldering Virgin Hero) and was meh about The One with Lord Lucius Malfoy Caire. (I see you were meh on ...more "
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We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell
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Stonewall by Rob    Sanders
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I like the simple, clear text and the clean lines of the art. I like the gimmick of having the story told by the bar itself. But this is the second children's book about the fight for LGBT rights that underplays the role of trans folk and people of c ...more
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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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There There by Tommy Orange
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Don't get too worked up (as I did) trying to keep track of the characters. Just soak in the details and place and voices, and eventually you see where everything is going. It's like a braid -- all the threads and characters are going to come together ...more
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The Princess of Borscht by Leda Schubert
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Someone recommended this because I was writing an essay for grownups about borscht. I hate borscht. But I loved this story. Elliptical, witty, funny, sly, charming. All these old yentas claiming to rule the world of borscht and no one really helping ...more
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“The plot is so tired that even this reviewer, who in infancy was let drop by a nurse with the result that she has ever since been mystified by amateur coin tricks, was able to guess the identity of the murderer from the middle of the book.”
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“To me, the raveled sleeve of care is never more painlessly knitted up than in an evening alone in a chair snug yet copious, with a good light and an easily held little volume sloppily printed and bound in inexpensive paper. I do not ask much of it - which is just as well, for that is all I get. It does not matter if I guess the killer, and if I happen to discover, along around page 208, that I have read the work before, I attribute the fact not to the less than arresting powers of the author, but to my own lazy memory. I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours. In all reverence I say Heaven bless the Whodunit, the soothing balm on the wound, the cooling hand on the brow, the opiate of the people."

--Book review Of Ellery Queen: The New York Murders, from Esquire, January 1959”
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Marjorie Ingall why thank you!! we're good here -- some of our neighbors further east STILL have no heat, electricity or running water, so we're lucky! and of course, those poor people in staten island...

hope all's well with you.


Cynthia Paschen It was fun to see you and the girls in the New York Times on Sunday! Hope your storm recovery comes soon.
Cynthia


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