A Book Lover’s Guide to Brooklyn

Or should I say Book-lyn???

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A Pandemic Tale in the Time of COVID-19

There’s something almost meta in reading Emma Donoghue’s ‘The Pull of the Stars,’ a book about the 1918 flu, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Rebecca Kelly: The Artist as Healer

Multi-media artist Rebecca Kelly reflects on the healing power of art.

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The Sad-Eyed Lady

It is the feel of the pages in your hand as you turn through the book as much as the image on the page that stirs something more than just passing interest in Zimmermann’s “The Sad-Eyed Lady.”

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Shakespeare: He’s Just Like Us

Aside from the whole ‘genius’ thing, Shakespeare was just a regular dude…kind of

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Yaa Gyasi has done it again with ‘Transcendent Kingdom’

For those who couldn’t put down Gyasi’s debut novel, ‘Homegoing’, ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ will not disappoint. 

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Not Hallmark’s Holiday: Elizabeth Wetmore’s “Valentine”

Don’t expect candy hearts and love letters inside Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel. But do expect to be captivated.

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Trick Mirror is a Treat

Reading this book felt as if Tolentino had read my mind over the past few years and transmitted my thoughts in a more succinct, intelligible and eloquent way.

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A Fairy Tale for Our Time: Ann Patchett’s ‘The Dutch House’

I tore through the book end to end, unable to put it down. Even at the last page, the book left me wanting more. And what else can we ask for in a work of fiction?

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