The Two-Family House

Posted on: February 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm, in

The Two-Family HouseBy Lynda Cohen Loigman It’s 1947, and Brooklyn housewives Helen and Rose share many things.  Married to brothers Abe and Mort, the two women are friends and confidantes.  Both families even live in the same house – Abe, Helen and their four boys live upstairs, while Rose, Mort and their three girls live […]


Posted on: February 21, 2019 at 3:48 pm, in

   By Barbara Kingsolver Things have not been going well for the Knox family. Willa, a middle aged journalist, has been let go from her job, right after her husband lost his teaching job. Her gravely ill father in law has been put into their care, their 26 year old daughter has moved back home, […]

Grave Mercy

Posted on: February 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm, in

  by Robin LaFevers Ismae hasn’t had the greatest childhood. Abuse has been a constant in her life. As a baby, she was poisoned to expel her from her mother’s body, she received regular beatings from her father and men of her village, then she was forced into marriage with a much older, cruel pig […]

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

Posted on: February 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm, in

 by Kathleen Flinn I don’t usually read a lot of non-fiction, especially memoirs and biographies, but this one was recommended to me so I thought I would give it a try. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good is the story of the author’s childhood, family and the food they shared, the two often inextricably linked.  […]

Every Note Played

Posted on: February 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm, in

 by Lisa Genova Every Note Played is the latest novel from Lisa Genova, neuroscientist turned bestselling author of titles such as Still Alice and Love, Anthony, stories that deal with early onset Alzheimer’s and parental loss and grief.  This latest gem goes inside ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, as we follow the decline […]