Book Review
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With one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year ahead of us, here are some great recommendations, for a variety of literary tastes. "The Hired Girl" by Laura Amy What a refreshing book and charming protagonist! The Hired Girl … more
This is a story about a Rhode Island native, Jim Squadrito, who served as a combat medic in Vietnam. One of the lucky ones who made it home (more than 1300 did not), Squadrito was nonetheless left psychologically devastated. A basketball … more
It was the summer of the book for me; but, I was busy this fall and the books piled up. I also read some sequels and books in series that were just so-so. But, below are some I liked (and I might give a few for holiday gifts). What … more
"Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf Short, simple, and sweet—but, oh, so very sweet! Such is Kent Haruf's final book, "Our Souls at Night." The recipient of so many awards, including the National Book Award, the Whiting Foundation … more
Saying farewell to summer is hard, but fall brings a new season for reading curled up inside with an apple or a cup of tea and a cookie — and maybe sitting outside on sunny afternoons as the leaves begin to turn. I got some great little gala … more
Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin When Wednesday Martin moves with her husband and toddler to Manhattan's Upper East Side, she experiences cultural shock. It is a socially and culturally opposite environment from The West … more
Here are three books about education, debunking the prevailing wisdom about college choice, examining social trends impacting academic success, and the science behind childhood achievement. "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to … more
Rhode Island Center for the Book recently selected Barrington author Jamie Michalak's "Joe and Sparky Go to School" as the Rhode Island submission for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Rhode Island authors … more
If there is young person old in your life who is looking for some fun summer reading, any of these books would make a perfect companion on a lazy afternoon. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabstein A great book for … more
By Lynda Rego Summer reads can be a little lighter than those that tickle our fancy in the cold, winter months. This time of year, I turn to guilty pleasures as much as more serious reads and mix in some mysteries, ghost stories and romances. … more
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