Monthly Archives: February 2018

Cleopatra: A Life. Stacey Schiff.

Schiff, Stacey. Cleopatra: A Life. Little, Brown New York 2010. Bio; 2/18. Most of us remember Cleopatra through Shakespeare (if we studied English lit), Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (if we were watching movies in 1963) or like we remember … Continue reading

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Snow in May. Kseniya Melnik.

Melnik, Kseniya. Snow in May. Henry Holt, New York, 2014. F;2/18. This Russian-American author published The Wolves, a fine short story in Tin House (vol 19 #2) that I liked. It seemed to start out with an awkward archaic tone … Continue reading

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La Pentola, Vancouver.

February 2018 I’d been to this restaurant with our wine club a couple of years ago when we took the place over for one of our evenings. I have no recollection of food from that event, and our experience this … Continue reading

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Trumpocracy. David Frum.

Frum, David. Trumpocracy. HarperCollins New York, 2018. NF;1/18. Frum is the well-known conservative son of Canadian TV journalist Barbara Frum, who held a lot more left-wing views than her son does. David is a politics commentator, was a speechwriter for … Continue reading

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