When I recently received a gift of a copy of New York New York, I knew that I was likely in for a treat, and expected to see some beautiful pictures.
The Goldfinch… defies categorization, being an unusual combination of literary fiction and thriller.
*** BOOK: The Piano Shop on the Left Bank AUTHOR: Thad Carhart YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2000 *** I picked up this lovely little memoir recently from my local library’s used book sale. I knew nothing about it, but I liked the title, as well as the subtitle: “Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier.” … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
*** BOOK: After the Fall AUTHOR: Dan Santat YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 *** My younger daughter has many picture books. Some were passed down from her big sister, and some were picked up at library book sales. I purchased some of them, and some are gifts from other people. I’m actually not 100% sure where … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – After the Fall
*** BOOK: Sing and Shine On! AUTHOR: Nick Page YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1995 When I interviewed Nick Page earlier this year, he recommended that I read his book. So I did. *** There are over five million music teachers in the United States and countless more around the world. Sing and Shine On! is for … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Sing and Shine On!
Yang’s ideas are ambitious, and worthy of consideration.
This is a story you will want to know about, and a musical you will want to see.
Anastasia opened last year and seems to be going strong…
Check it out–it’s a short read and a very good use of your time.
*** NOVEL: Lizard Music AUTHOR: Daniel Pinkwater YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1976 *** I had forgotten about this book. When I recently interviewed Steve Sandberg, he mentioned it as a favorite, and a dim memory came, slightly, back to life. I decided to purchase a copy and was pleased to find out that Lizard Music was … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Lizard Music – A Review