Book Review | “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School!”

“SORRY, GROWN-UPS, YOU CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL!” by Christina Geist; illustrated by Tim Bowers In a reverse of the back-to-school books featuring teachers reluctant to face the first day, this one spotlights some grown-ups who long to head back to the classroom. Buddy is back (Buddy’s Bedtime Battery, 2016), joined by his sister, Lady, and… Read More Book Review | “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School!”

Book Review | “Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee”

FURIOUS HOURS Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep Cep’s debut recounts how a series of rural Alabama murders inspired Harper Lee to write again, years after the publication of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Death surrounded the Rev. Willie Maxwell. Following his wife’s mysterious murder in 1970, four more of… Read More Book Review | “Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee”

Book Review | “Summer of ’69”

Nantucket, not Woodstock, is the main attraction in Hilderbrand’s (Winter in Paradise, 2018, etc.) bittersweet nostalgia piece about the summer of 1969. As is typical with Hilderbrand’s fiction, several members of a family have their say. Here, that family is the “stitched together” Foley-Levin clan, ruled over by the appropriately named matriarch, Exalta, aka Nonny,… Read More Book Review | “Summer of ’69”