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Ireland Unhinged by David Monagan

Title: Ireland Unhinged: Encounters with  a Wildly Changing Country Author: David Monagan Published: 2010 Pages: 281 Rating: ***1/2    In 2000, David and his family- his wife, Jamie, and three children, Laura, Harris, and Owen- are living in rural Connecticut. … Continue reading

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Title: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen Author: Lucy Knisley Published: 2013 Pages: 192 Rating: ***      Lucy Knisley grew up a daughter of two self-professed foodies. From her very early years in New York City, to her childhood … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Title: The Golem and the Jinni Author: Helene Wecker Published: 2013 Pages: 496 Rating: ****      Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When … Continue reading

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

Title: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital  Author: Sheri Fink Published: 2013 Pages: 542 Rating: **** 1/2 In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial … Continue reading

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The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad by Stacy Horan

Title: The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad Author: Stacy Horn Published: 2005 Genre: Nonfiction: real crime Pages: 291 Rating: *** An unflinching look at New York’s most enigmatic crimes and the cops who make it their … Continue reading

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Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family’s Farm by Michael J. Rosen

Title: Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family’s Farm Author: Michael J.Rosen Published: 2008 Genre: Nonfiction: juvenile; nature Pages: 144 Rating: *** 1/2 Told through the voices of the children, this inside view of life on their … Continue reading

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Highlights on What I’ve Been Reading While I’ve Been Away

     So while I’ve been away from this blog these past few months, I still have been reading. Not as much I would have liked or hoped, but enough to find some really enjoyable books in the process. Here’s … Continue reading

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