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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Where Have You Gone Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple.  Loved this book!  Baladkrishna Fox (Bee) and her mother Bernadette and her father Elgin live in Seattle.  Their lives unravel and this book is Bee’s reknitting of all the facts through emails, faxes, letters — all documents that tell the story of this happy/unhappy family.  Ms. […]

Calling All Invisible Women

Calling Invisible Women: A Novel by New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Ray who, more notably to me, is the mother of Ann Patchett!  The conceit of this book, that a woman wakes up to find herself invisible and her husband doesn’t notice, was too confusing for me.  I kept questioning the particulars and that […]


Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art Great nonfiction about John Drewe and John Myatt, a con man and his patsy forger, who almost got away with creating and authenticating hundreds of pieces of modern art.  Drewe’s specialty was forging provenance papers, which often give art its value.  […]