“Much like wine, caviar is full of complex, subtle flavors, and you will discover something new and individual in each caviar you savor.” — RCC
*** ON OUR BOOKSHELVES *** NOVEL: The Haunting of Hill House AUTHOR: Shirley Jackson YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1959 REVIEW: There’s a chill in the air and the kids are planning their Halloween costumes. It’s time for spooky books. The Haunting of Hill House is a classic. *** I was familiar with Shirley Jackson through her … Continue reading Worth Revisiting – A Spooky Book From 1959
Because more than just a mystery story, it’s a coming of age story, and like any good coming of age story, it contains some timeless truths.
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.