Tag Archives: New York

“The Woman In The Park” by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist- Book Review

Sarah Rock is an emotionally unstable woman in her late thirties. She is married and the mother of two children: Jason aged fourteen, and Darcy, aged twelve. From an upper class background, Sarah lives in a gothic style apartment building … Continue reading

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“Mercy House” by Alena Dillon – Book Review

Mercy House, a women’s shelter in Brooklyn, is run by three aging nuns. It opens its doors to all manner of woman, regardless of religion, race, or bias. It gives succor to women who have been abused, either mentally or … Continue reading

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“Brainstorm” by Matthew Drzmala – Book Review

BLURB: Clinical psychologist Michael Eriksson makes a living from helping others, but after a series of events he is left fighting to pick up the pieces of his own shattered psyche. When he is called to an attempted suicide on … Continue reading

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“Lillian Boxfish takes a walk” by Kathleen Rooneyn – Book Review

It is New Year’s Eve and Lillian Boxfish, age 85, leaves her cat Phoebe, and her apartment in Murray Hill to dine alone at one of her favorite restaurants.  She is early so she decides to go for a walk. … Continue reading

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“Where it hurts” by Reed Farrel Coleman – Book Review

A gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. John Augustus Murphy is a sad, cynical, and empty man.  His life has been riddled by loss. … Continue reading

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“The Vanishing Year” by Kate Moretti – Book Review

This thriller features one female protagonist, but she is really more than one person.  Confusing? I just mean that at various stages of her life she has had very different lives, with different names, but, she is still trying to … Continue reading

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“The Two-Family House” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

Abe and Mort Berman are brothers who are as different as night and day.  Abe is personable and gregarious.  Mort is anti-social and acerbic. Together they run a company that makes cardboard boxes.  When their father passed away they took over the … Continue reading

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“The Forgotten Room” by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig – Book Review

One lovely book – three authors – three story-lines that converge in one house. It is the story of the Pratt House, a mansion in Manhattan on East 69th street.  The first story-line takes place in 1892 when Olive Van … Continue reading

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“My name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout – Book Review

I SO enjoyed my first time reading Elizabeth Strout!  Written in a very different style from what I have read recently, it was almost a stream of consciousness.  I felt the author was speaking directly to me.  Like a personal friend … Continue reading

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“Twillyweed” by Mary Anne Kelly – Book Review

Don’t you just love it when you have things in common with the protagonist of the book you are reading?  Such was the case when I was reading “Twillyweed“. The Twillyweed of the title is a large, imposing house on … Continue reading

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