Fires of autumn

The fires of autumn / Irene Nemirovsky

Author Irene Nemirovsky’s life of conflict, intrigue and heartache in turn of the century Europe is an astonishing story in itself. Tormented by her true identity and the impending brutality of Nazi Germany, Ms. Nemirovsky was arrested on the doorstep of her home, led away from the arms of her children and sent to Birkenau […]

Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

With her recent uncharacteristic comments about presidential politics in the news recently, this may be the perfect time to read a book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She led a very interesting life at the forefront of what she would call the “women’s and men’s movement.”  She is thought of as a feminist, which she is, […]

calling me home

Calling me home / Julie Kibler

In this debut novel Isabelle, an eighty nine year old white woman, asks her hairdresser, a single black mother, to drive her from Texas to Ohio for a funeral. Dorrie agrees, and on the drive north Isabelle reveals that in the 1930’s she fell in love with a black man. She tells Dorrie the story […]