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Early Decision

Early Decision by Lacy Crawford. William Morrow: 2013.   I thought Early Decision would be like others in a certain category of chick-lit that portrays the lifestyles of the rich and famous mommies. I Don’t Know How She Does It or The … Continue reading

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A Guide for the Perplexed

A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn.  W.W. Norton and Company, 2013. Since the last book I read for this blog delved into Spinoza territory, it seemed appropriate that the next one should highlight Maimonides: the two are opposites … Continue reading

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The Signature of All Things

 The Signature of All Things  by Elizabeth Gilbert. Published by Viking Adult 2013. Elizabeth Gilbert is probably best known for her autobiographical book Eat, Pray, Love, which was turned into a movie starring Julia Roberts. Both are about Gilbert’s need … Continue reading

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Hummus Among Us: Jerusalem vs. Balaboosta

 Jerusalem: A Cookbook.  By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Ten Speed Press: 2012.  Balaboosta by Einat Admony. Artisan: 2013.             Israeli and middle eastern food seems to be very “in” right now:             http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/146650/talking-new-israeli-cuisine-in-new-york-city  So I thought it might be … Continue reading

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The Lowland

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 2013. I didn’t intend to really write anything about Jhumpa Lahiri’s new book, The Lowland, since I’ve already read so many other reviews about it and wasn’t sure I’d have … Continue reading

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The History of Us

The History of Us  by Leah Stewart. Simon and Schuster, New York: 2013.   I picked this book up from the “new arrivals” section at the library because the jacket said it was about Cincinnati. (Also it has an epigraph from … Continue reading

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman. Henry Holt and Company: New York, 2013. I like and agree with the droll praise that the NPR book reviewer gave to this book: “Before I read Adelle Waldman’s brilliant debut … Continue reading

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