*** Zoe Mulford, a folk singer, has now become most widely known for a song she wrote about President Obama’s singing of “Amazing Grace” during the eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney. Reverend Pinckney was killed, along with eight others, during a mass shooting at a Charleston church in 2015. Joan Baez heard her song and … Continue reading Amazing Grace – Our Q&A with Singer-Songwriter Zoe Mulford
*** NOVEL: Magpie Murders AUTHOR: Anthony Horowitz YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 REVIEW: *** This is a mystery novel for mystery novel lovers–a story within a story. A meta mystery. I will explain. *** The book begins with Susan Ryeland in an unmade bed with a bottle of wine, tortilla chips and salsa, and a pack … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Magpie Murders
Hadestown was excellent, and no surprise–it won eight Tony awards in 2019, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
*** NOVEL: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor AUTHOR: Stephanie Barron YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1996 REVIEW: If you are a regular reader of my book reviews, you’ll know that I am a fan of Jane Austen. And also that I like mysteries. Why not combine them? Two great things just might go great together–like … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
It was an impulse buy–I liked the cover (bright red) and the title, and it was displayed prominently at Books on the Common in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
We’d won a stay at the Verandah Resort at a charity auction, and thought we might as well give it a go before the gift certificate expired.