Book Review for “Keys to Harmony: Memoir of Depression, Daring, and Creativity” by Margalit Jakob. Summary: "A pianist/therapist loses access to a crucial memory. Neither able to play, nor to relinquish her dream, she finds herself in an agonizing limbo. Filled with piercing insights, this is a thrilling book about overcoming depression and reclaiming one's … Continue reading To Soothe a Ravaged Soul.
Book Review for “Conversations with My Body: Essays on My Life as a Jewish Woman” by Elana Sztokman. Summary: “Elana Sztokman arrived in Israel in 1993 as a young religious mother wearing a long skirt and a hat covering her hair. Today, nearly 30 years later, after spending years fighting for women’s rights in Orthodoxy, … Continue reading Intimate Essays.
Book Review for “Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde” by Robert Ross. Summary: This is a collection of Wilde’s prose that was originally published in 1900. The collection of over 50 short pieces (complete list below) includes essays, excerpts from his plays and novels, prose poems, and even letters from Wilde to his friend and literary … Continue reading Snippets of Genius – #ShortStorySunday
From “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy to “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards. This is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. A book doesn’t need to be … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for May 2, 2020.
Find out how I went from "Stasiland" by Anna Funder to "I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death" by Maggie O'Farrell in this month's #6Degrees of Separation.
Find out how I went from "Wolfe Island" by Lucy Treloar to "Beantown Girls" by Jane Healey in this month's #6Degrees of Separation.
Find out how I went from "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner to "Light Shining in the Forest" by the late, great Paul Torday in this month's #6Degrees of Separation.
From “Daisy Jones and The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid to “The Universe Versus Alex Woods” by Gavin Extence.
From “Sanditon” by Jane Austen to “Brother and Sister” by Joanna Trollope.
From “Three Women” Lisa Taddeo to “The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon.