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...

Book Review: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Last month I reviewed Mary McAuliffe’s When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker and Their Friends. Hemingway was working on The Sun Also Rises during that period, traveling to Spain and attending bullfights,...

Book Review: John Gilstrap’s Friendly Fire

Last October, New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap was keynote speaker at the Florida Writers Association’s Annual Conference. I purchased his latest Jonathan Grave thriller, asked for an autograph, and took my treasure home to Portugal. There was...

Friday Book Review

I arrived late to the Killing series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, but glad I made it. I read Mr. O’Reilly’s memoir, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, in 2008 and loved it. I was born in Brooklyn, too, and am Irish as well. I liked the...

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