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On Our Bookshelves: Ghosts of New York
14 October 2021 by Laura LaVelle

I purchased Ghosts of New York after reading about it in The New York Times Book Review, specifically, after reading [a] passage quoted from the book…

On Our Bookshelves: Night Train to Lisbon
14 September 2021 by Laura LaVelle

*** NOVEL: Night Train to Lisbon AUTHOR: Pascal Mercier (pseudonym of Peter Bieri) YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2004 (English translation 2008) REVIEW:  *** Night Train to Lisbon probably wasn’t meant to be read while lounging poolside, but somehow that’s what I did, finding myself, despite the unlikely setting, thoroughly absorbed in this philosophical novel.  It concerns … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: Night Train to Lisbon

On Our Bookshelves: Kenny & the Dragon
3 September 2021 by Laura LaVelle

I read Kenny & the Dragon along with my first grader (and the rest of her elementary school–each year, the entire school reads a book together) and found it to be a rather sweet story.

On Our Bookshelves: The Hunting Party (2019)
25 August 2021 by Laura LaVelle

Happily, I saw a copy of The Hunting Party on the small bookshelf located between the t-shirts, postcards, and Florida souvenirs, and it was $9.99 well spent.

On Our Bookshelves: The Beauty in Breaking
3 August 2021 by Laura LaVelle

The Beauty in Breaking is a memoir by Michele Harper, an African American emergency physician. It’s about her experiences as a woman and a minority in the medical profession, and it’s about her journey in life.

On Our Bookshelves: The Shrinking of Treehorn
15 July 2021 by Laura LaVelle

I recently revisited an old favorite from my childhood, The Shrinking of Treehorn. The plot is simple: the titular Treehorn, a young schoolboy, begins mysteriously to shrink.