That which was gone for those that remain

Book Review of "The Living" by Léan Cullinan. Working on the website for the small publishing house Bell Books is hardly an exciting life. Even so, since it is Cate's first job after graduating Dublin's Trinity College, there is no reason for her to balk about it. She has her college friends and her choir … Continue reading That which was gone for those that remain

A Job of a Woman

Book Review for "The Puttermesser Papers" by Cynthia Ozick. Ruth Puttermesser is a keenly intelligent woman and a fervent feminist, who by all rights should have been living an exceptionally amazing life. But despite her Ivy League law degree and total dedication, at age 34 she seems stuck with her lack of ambition in an … Continue reading A Job of a Woman

A Pre-Revolutionary French Feast of Fiction

Book review of "The Last Banquet" by Jonathan Grimwood. In pre-revolutionary France, Jean-Marie d'Aumout's earliest memories are of eating beetles from the dung heap outside his dead parent's home. After being rescued from this, he’s brought to a school for other sons of the impoverished aristocracy. There he begins a new life, one that brings … Continue reading A Pre-Revolutionary French Feast of Fiction

Come to me, my little pretties!

My Journey from print books to eBooks to getting ARCs! Here in Israel, where English is maybe the third, if not the fourth language of the country, bookstores don't leave much room for English titles on their shelves. Those they do stock are more often than not fan-fiction, and what I call best-seller pulp (Danielle … Continue reading Come to me, my little pretties!