Lonesome Dove / Larry McMurtry

You may have passed up this book because you think you’re not into westerns, but you don’t have to be into westerns to love this book. Despite its length, this is a fast-reading, absorbing novel with an abundance of appealing points.  I think the best way to entice someone to read this book is to […]


Gone with the Mind / Mark Leyner

This autobiographical novel takes the form of a public “reading” of the book itself at the food court of a suburban mall.  The author and his mother are there for the reading; two others present are food court employees on a break.  The mother introduces the reading giving some background on the author’s life, then […]


The House at the Edge of Night / Catherine Banner

Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world’s troubles. Spanning nearly a century, through secrets and mysteries, trials and sacrifice, this beautiful and haunting novel follows the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders who live and love on […]