Like is like a box of…

Like is like a box of…

In the unforgettable words of Forrest Gump, “Mama always said: Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Lately I’ve been thinking life is more like a box of crosswords. If you’ve ever tackled one, you know what I mean. Rarely can...

Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Last time I wrote about Helen Simonson’s novel, The Summer Before the War, in glowing terms. Now I also highly recommend her debut work, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.  The story of the unlikely relationship between a retired British officer and an Indian...

Book Review: The Summer Before the War

Hugh Grange, Beatrice Nash, Aunt Agatha. Bettina Fothergill, Mrs. Turber, Mr. Tillingham and Mr. Dimbly. Snout. How can names like these not intrigue us? They do, and the marvelous news is there are not only plenty more, but each one of these names is a totally...

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