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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A Guide to Le Quartier Latin

Take a look at my guide for ideas on where to eat, shop, people watch and a number of cultural must-sees around the Latin Quarter of Paris! 

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Can You Find Hemingway in Paris?

One central question lies at the heart of Michael Katakis’ research: who was Ernest Hemingway, really?

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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Must-Read!

My Grandfather, a voracious reader who averages about 5 books/week, declared this novel the best book he’s read in a year. To me, that was the ultimate rave review!

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My Favorite Artist: Florine Stettheimer

I love that my favorite artist happens to have worked across multiple genres, and perhaps that’s why I am drawn to her. Who is your favorite artist? And why?

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