The Woman In The Green Dress | Book Review

A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I. After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day,…

What This New Pulitzer Prize Means 

A few days ago, on April 10, in recognition of the anniversary of Joseph Pulitzer’s birthday, a small group gathered at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, in a room named after him, to announce the next group of writers who would continue Pulitzer’s legacy by adding his name to their list of accomplishments.  Among several…

Human Acts

On May 18, 1980, university students in Gwangju, South Korea began a protest against the new Chun Doo-hwan government, accusing the leader of having staged a coup, and registering their disapproval of his tactics. In response, the government declared Martial Law and soldiers opened fire on crowds of students as well as on the civilians who came…

Unburnable

Unburnable is a multigenerational story that is a play on one of the curses in the Bible: the sins of the father will be visited onto the children unto the third and fourth generation. In this story, the sins of the mother is visited onto her daughter’s daughter.  The mother is Matilda, the dark skinned…

The Other Einstein

What The Book Is About In the late 1890’s, Albert Einstein was just a student meeting starting a college romance with the woman who would become his first wife. This future wife, Mileva is one of the few women in his college physics classes in a pre-World War Nazi-sympathizing European environment which means that Mileva must be extremely intelligent to…

Autumn In Oxford

Autumn in Oxford A novel by Alex Rosenberg   What It’s About Tom, a Pulitzer-prize winning historian, escapes the Cold War to teach at Oxford. There he meets and falls in love with Liz, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is killed, Tom becomes the prime suspect for murder. What I Liked I enjoyed the…

5 Characteristics Of A Good Beach Read

I’ve been taking swimming classes and am eager to spend many hours this summer somewhere close to a beach or the pool. In between practicing the breaststroke and perfecting my freestyle technique, I’ll probably be covered up in the shade, with a big floppy hat and a tall glass of strawberry lemonade with my nose in a good…

Love and Loss

Last weekend, I watched two movies that I didn’t know would’ve been so related but they both dealt with love and loss in a big way. I went into the movies blind i.e. I had no idea what they were about but I loved them so much that at the end of the second flick,…