Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Last Brazil of Benjamin East, by Jonathan Freedman


Pulitzer Prize winning author Jonathan Freedman is from Burlingame, California. His non-fiction writing for the San Diego Tribune contributed to immigration reform. This book was thirty years in the making. He wrote it as a young man, put it away … Continue reading

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Source Code, a film by Duncan Jones, Director of Moon


Source Code is one of the best thrillers I have seen in some time. It is a fresh idea when so many films lately are remakes or extensions of a previous series (007, Man from UNCLE, MI-5, Mission Impossible). A … Continue reading

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These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (Advance Reader’s Copy)


I like that this story is set in 1800’s New York, during the time of the “Captains of Industry,” when families like the Astors and the Vanderbilts sought advantageous marriages to “preserve bloodlines.” Proper young ladies went to finishing schools, … Continue reading

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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange


I love Jane Austen’s books. A number of modern authors have written books as continuations of “Pride and Prejudice.” I enjoyed a recent PBS Mystery called “Murder at Pemberly” about a house party after Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett are married. … Continue reading

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