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[Book Review] Celestial Persuasion by Mirta Ines Trupp

By Mirta Ines Trupp Abigail Issacs is a gifted astronomer. But the loss of her father places her in a perilious situation that requries help from her brother, who has been away at sea. When she receives a tragic reply, Abigail finds herself in the charge of Lieutenant Raphael Gabay and pursuing a different ambition […]

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[Book Review] My Jew-ish Story: NYU-Hunter Edition

By NYU-Hunter Students; Penina Shtauber (Editor), Uriel Dison (Editor), Mitchell LaDue (Editor) The Jewish experience is unique to every individual but it also unites us as one tribe. In this anthology, My Jew-ish Story, a group of NYU and Hunter College students share insight into their Jewish experience as they live their own Jewish life. What a perfect way to […]

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[Book Review] The Rain Drinkers: A Novel by G. Finan

By G. Finan When Jamie Gibson’s mother passes away unexpectedly, he finds himself traveling to meet an uncle he was unaware he had. Jamie’s uncle makes his living as a gunner, providing waterfowl to New York’s high-end restaurants. He’s also married to a much younger woman. Jamie soon discovered his uncle’s dark side. The story […]

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May 2021 Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

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[Book Review] Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years (Living as an Expat Series, book 2) by Sharon Bazant

By Sharon Bazant This is the second installment in Bazant’s travel memoirs. This is a prequel to her first book, Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned. In 1991, Bazant, along with her husband and two teenagers, took a “hardship” posting to Islamabad. The book chronicles her family’s five years in Pakistan, adjusting to a new […]

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18 Bookish Mother’s Day Gifts for the Reader in Your Life

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. To help you find the best gifts to give the book lover in your life, I’ve compiled a list of 18 great ideas to get you started. Some of these are favorite products of mine. Some are just fun ideas any mom would be happy to receive. Click […]

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[Book Review] All The Horrors of War by Bernice Lerner

By Bernice Lerner On April 15, 1945, British doctor, Brigadier H. L. Glyn Hughes arrived at Bergen-Belsen. While familiar with the horrors of war, nothing could prepare Brigadier Hughes for what he would see there. Among the sixty thousand living inmates, in the camp, was Rachel Genuth, a fifteen-year-old Jewess who arrived at the camp, […]

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April 2021 Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

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Books I’m Excited to Read in May

Read Along With Me Today, I’m excited to share with you the books I’m looking forward to reading in March. These are the titles that will be appearing in my weekly book review posts throughout the month. What books are on your list this month? I hope you’ll add your suggestions in the comments. Submit […]

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Ilana Zeffren’s Urban Tails hits Kickstarter

Collected for the first time in English, the autobiographical comics are a charming, insightful look at LGBT+ life in Tel Aviv From April 6, Soaring Penguin Press will be running a Kickstarter campaign for the publication of Urban Tails. Beginning in 2006, Ilana Zeffren has chronicled her life as a weekly newspaper comic strip.  Urban […]

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