14 Feb, 2014

Leaving Russia

2021-01-03T17:28:41-06:00February 14th, 2014|Tags: , , |

With the Winter Olympics currently happening in Sochi, Russia, it fits that my review of Maxim Shrayer's memoir Leaving Russia just appeared in the Jewish Book World. Thanks to this book, I feel [...]

17 Aug, 2012

A Book Vacation

2021-01-03T17:32:00-06:00August 17th, 2012|Tags: , |

We've been dealing with a few health issues lately (everything seems OK now), and so I've slacked off blogging, but yesterday as I retired to my bathtub with the newest [...]

3 May, 2012

On Having to Read a Book

2021-01-03T17:32:26-06:00May 3rd, 2012|Tags: |

My daughter's stack of books she wants to read These days, I feel like my children, a middle schooler and two high schoolers: I have to read certain books by [...]

3 Jul, 2011

Hemingway on Writing

2021-01-03T17:33:25-06:00July 3rd, 2011|Tags: , |

Today is the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death, and an article by Jeffrey Meyers in the Wall Street Journal on Hemingway’s literary achievement reminded me of that. He died, sadly [...]

13 Jun, 2011

A Memoir-Related Giveaway

2021-01-03T17:33:29-06:00June 13th, 2011|Tags: |

Here's a little memoir fun to be had: Think about the following question: What memoir that you have read mattered to you, and why? Then head over to Margarget Roach's blog and [...]

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