This one’s a thriller…you’ll want to read it on a beach, or late at night in bed, or on the train, but definitely not on a plane.
Hughes was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance, and an early practitioner of jazz poetry. His work celebrates the experience of African-Americans–their culture, their struggles, their music, and their joy.
*** ON OUR BOOKSHELVES *** NOVEL: The House with a Clock in its Walls AUTHOR: John Bellairs YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1973 REVIEW: I loved this book when I was a kid. I’m not sure exactly how I came to own a copy—I believe it was a birthday or Christmas gift. (I always was a voracious … Continue reading A 1973 Book That’s Perfect For Harry Potter Fans!
*** There’s still a little summer left, so if you’re in the area, there’s still time, but not much time, for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, which finishes up on September 4th. First of all, the setting couldn’t be lovelier. The performances are at Boscobel, a gorgeous estate in Garrison, New York, overlooking the Hudson … Continue reading Summer’s End – Your Last Chance To See The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
84 Charing Cross Road is a story about a woman who corresponds with the manager and staff of an antiquarian book dealer for 20 years.
I recently read Bulletins from Dallas, a book by Bill Sanderson about UPI White House reporter Merriman Smith… and how he broke one of the biggest stories.
Jane Austen left the world six complete novels. Delightful as they are, no Janeite can help but wishing there were more.
Marjorie Silver’s new anthology, Transforming Justice, Lawyers, and the Practice of Law, introduces collaborative ways to change the legal landscape.