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Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House: A Novel is a fast-paced, gripping story about an Irish orphan named Lavinia and the family she makes for herself of the slaves on the plantation where she becomes an indentured servant.  Mama Mae, Papa George, Belle, Beattie, Fanny, and Uncle Jacob become her family and when, halfway through the book, she […]

The Rosie Project


Science fiction romance.  Archetype by M.D. Waters.  I think I might have read a blurb about this in People Magazine.  Don’t laugh!  They usually don’t steer me wrong.  That last Quindlen book ROCKED.  This one? Meh.  Very cool concept:  the US has undergone a civil war and been torn in half, east and west.  In […]

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling of “The Office” and “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me”.    Here is what I love about Mindy Kaling:  she is Confident.  She is smart and funny and frank and loves her parents and thinks one-night stands are stupid.  I love the photo of […]

Girl In Translation

Girl in Translation.  About a young girl who immigrates to New York City from Hong Kong as it is being transferred to Chinese rule in the late 90s. She and her mother find themselves living in an abandoned, unheated roach-infested apartment in Brooklyn.  They live there for over 8 years while the mother works in […]