Unbroken Brain – a review

  Unbroken Brain (A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction) Author: Naia Szalavitz Almost everyone I know has a family member – or is themselves – suffering from addiction of one kind or another.  When I started reading Unbroken Brain, I felt instant relief, for instead of therapy or compulsion, Szalavitz defines addiction as a […]

The Last Place you Look – a review

The Last Place you Look Author: Kristen Lepionka   Private investigator Roxane Weary is grieving – her policeman father has died in the line of duty.  And she is drinking a lot and working less.  So when her brother asks her to help a friend, Danielle Stockton, she takes the case.  Danielle’s brother Brad is […]

Algorithms to Live By – a review

Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions Authors: Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths This book fascinated me, as at the time I was writing about online dating and not seeing anything I liked about the process.  He book begins with an example: what if you are looking for an apartment in San […]

Book review: The Last Thousand

The Last Thousand – One School’s Promise in a National at War  Author: Jeffrey E. Stern We open the paper.  War in Iraq.  War in Iran.  War in Afghanistan.  War, war, war.  The word means nothing to us; this is not our country we have enough of our own problems, etc. etc. Enter Jeffrey Stern, […]

South Pole Station – Ava reviews

South Pole Station Author: Ashley Shelby Salubrious, acerbic, hilariously funny, deleterious – such a conundrum of affect in one book about life, love and climate change at the furthest place on Earth – South Pole Station – this novel ran with the ethereal wolves and had my laughing, fascinated and bummed out simultaneously.  Entertaining and […]

My Life with Bob

My Life with Bob Author: Pamela Paul Pamela Paul is my a.k.a., my twin soul, my non-imaginary imaginary friend.  For I too kept a BOB with all thin books I had ever read in it, a long list of my life.  Pamela’s jewel is her intimate manner of allowing us into her Room with a […]

Book review of: If I Forget You

If I Forget You Author: Thomas Christopher Greene Henry Gold and Margot Fuller fill the pages of If I Forget You poignantly, as only two star crossed lovers can. Henry and Margot meet as students at elite Bannington College; they are from entirely different worlds.  Henry, a talented poet, comes from a working class Jewish […]

Gumbo Love – deliciousness abounds

GUMBO Love (Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life) Author: Lucy Buffet To be a good cook, you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating. Julia Child Coastal Southern food and Lucy Buffett go hand in hand. Reading Lulu’s Kitchen, […]

Grief Cottage – a review

Grief Cottage Author: Gail Godwin As Gail Godwin is one of my favorite authors, I expected wonderful, and that is what I got. Grief Cottage wraps around its protagonist, 11 year old Marcus, like a fog coming in off the ocean, winding and twisting, soothing and terrorizing. A desolate cottage, a desolate child sent to […]

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos – a Sizzling Summer Read

We received a copy of this book for review. Sizzling Summer READS If you are anything like me, there is nothing better in the summer but a paperback book, one that I have thrilled to read.  This summer, The Review Broads offers up a bonfire of books, ones that are hot, ones that are flaming […]