Tag: book review

  • BECOMING EVE: MY JOURNEY FROM ULTRA-ORTHODOX RABBI TO TRANSGENDER WOMAN BY ABBY CHAVA STEIN

    BECOMING EVE: MY JOURNEY FROM ULTRA-ORTHODOX RABBI TO TRANSGENDER WOMAN BY ABBY CHAVA STEIN

    Published in November 2019 by SealPress. On October 1, 1991 a baby was born who, twelve days later, would be named Yisroel Avrom Ben Menachem Mendel. Yisroel, who was raised as an ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jew and is a rabbi, is now Abby Chava Stein, a woman. I always take memoir with a grain of salt; […]

  • A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

    A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

    “It was a dark and stormy night.” I have an affinity for nearly all sub-genres of midcentury fiction, but my favorite author for that time period is Madeleine L’Engle – and my favorite L’Engle book is A Wrinkle in Time. This post is as much a love letter to the author and her characters, as […]

  • Window on the Bay – Debbie Macomber

    Window on the Bay – Debbie Macomber

    Format: Hardcover, from my lovely local library Publisher: Ballantine Books, July 2019 Debbie Macomber is the queen of traditional women’s fiction. She writes clean romance novels – a lot of them. This story is no exception to her usual formula, and the ending is happy (no spoiler there; all of her books have happy endings). […]

  • The Institute – Stephen King

    Author Stephen King Narrator Santino Fontana Format: Audio Source: My lovely local library Disclaimer: I am a fan of King’s first novels, and this review is shaped by my high regard for those first books. It’s impossible not to compare them. I listened to the audio version of this book, which was highly marketed in […]

  • Heft

    Author: Liz Moore Narrator: Keith Szarabajka Format: Audio Source: Audible Publisher: Blackstone Audio What a lovely listen. This is the story of a 550-lb recluse named Arthur Opp, his one-time friend turned pen-pal Charlene, and the young Kel Keller. The book has been around awhile, published in 2012. Moore gives distinct voices to each of […]

  • Once Upon A River

    Format: Audio, from local library Author: Diane Settlefield Narrator: Jane Stevenson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Finished March 4 2020 Source: I checked out the audio version from my lovely local library. This is a book about storytelling – an art that predates the written word. As such, this book, narrated by the excellent Juliet […]