Profiles Through Ages

Book Review for "A Perfectly Good Man" by Patrick Gale. Barnaby Johnson couldn't prevent his young parishioner Lenny from killing himself because the poison he took worked too quickly. Instead, all Barnaby could do was pray and sit by as he died, as that was all that was left to do, and it was the … Continue reading Profiles Through Ages

An Intimate Look at the World of London’s Ultra-Orthodox

Book Review of "The Marrying of Chani Kaufman" by Eve Harris If Chani Kaufman doesn't find a husband soon, it may be too late. Although she's only 19, that is a fact of life in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community! But so far, no one thinks she's suitable, mostly because of her outspoken curiosity, which has … Continue reading An Intimate Look at the World of London’s Ultra-Orthodox

Flying into the Clouds of Her History

Book Review of "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fanny Flagg. Mrs. Earl Poole Jr., better known as Sookie, is almost 60 and still can't get out from under her overpowering, and mentally unstable mother, Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore's rich Simmons background and standing in the community is in a league of its own, … Continue reading Flying into the Clouds of Her History

On Passion and Disappointment

Book Review for "Tatiana's Wedding" by Cynthia A. Robinson. Laura was killed by her husband Cezar, leaving their two young children, Delfina and Stephan, in the care of Cezar's parents. But that was long ago. Now Nani, Delfina's grandmother is dying, and all the Aunts are there to see her through the end. Throughout her … Continue reading On Passion and Disappointment