Monthly Archives: March 2018

I will solve you. “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig (CBR#10, 19)

This is a melancholy little book about what it means to live almost forever. Think “Interview with a Vampire” without vampires.  Tom Hazard, a man of many names and times, is over 400 years old.  Tom is not immortal but … Continue reading

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Thoughts have wings. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin (CBR#10, 18)

This one is an interesting look at the relationships of four siblings through the lens of one shared experience in childhood. After hearing that a fortune-teller in the neighborhood can tell you the exact date of your death, Daniel (11) … Continue reading

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Always Mañana. Tomorrow. “Refugee” by Alan Gratz (CBR#10, 17)

Young Adult fiction has been in heavy rotation in my reading for a good number of years now. Now that my kid is in middle school, I have a lot of really great books to pass on to him, but … Continue reading

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A boy and his parrot. “The Final Solution: A Story of Detection” by Michael Chabon (CBR#10, 16)

I’m a fan of a Michael Chabon. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” is an amazing book. “Telegraph Avenue” is one of my favorites as well. Those are serious tomes, so I was interested in reading this little book … Continue reading

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Another man’s fate. “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue (CBR#10, 15)

The story’s premise sounded promising: a young family from Cameroon try to make a life for themselves in New York City just before the bottom falls out of stock market and on the brink of swearing-in the first African-American President … Continue reading

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