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The Last of Her Kind. Sigrid Nunez.

Nunez, Sigrid. The Last of Her Kind. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. F;10/17. It’s been a long time since I’ve absolutely adored a book from beginning to end. And this novel was another not-quite-enthralling rollercoaster experience for me. From an … Continue reading

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David and Goliath. Malcolm Gladwell.

Gladwell, Malcolm. David and Goliath. Little, Brown, New York, 2013. NF;10/17. A conversation between Gladwell, who is a New Yorker journalist and writer, and Michael Lewis, a more prolific nonfiction author (Moneyball, The Big Short) appeared in the most recent … Continue reading

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And Also Sharks. Jessica Westhead.

Westhead, Jessica. And Also Sharks. Cormorant Books, Toronto, 2011. F;9/17. Here’s another review of a book I don’t have much in the way of notes on, but which I liked. The author is part of a group of good young … Continue reading

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Fierce Kingdom. Gin Phillips.

Phillips, Gin. Fierce Kingdom. Random House Canada, Toronto, 2017. F;9/17. This is a thriller that takes place over a few hours, during which a woman and her  preschool boy elude killers terrorizing the zoo the lady and her son were … Continue reading

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Madera, Menlo Park California.

September 2017. Our daughter moved to the Bay Area south of San Francisco awhile ago, and so we are learning about the string of small cities west of the Bay that have exploded with significance thanks to Google, Facebook, etc: … Continue reading

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Perbacco, San Francisco.

September 2017 This is a high-class big-city Italian restaurant that delivers very good food in a busy efficient atmosphere. It’s located in the California Street financial district beside a couple of other interesting places to eat: Michael Mina, and the … Continue reading

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The Way We Die Now. Seamus O’Mahony.

O’Mahony, Seamus. The Way We Die Now. St Martin’s, New York, 2016. NF;9/17. Stephen Pinker tells us that when we read we are looking for the author. We want that is to know who this person is and what we think … Continue reading

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