I was introduced to the novelist Kim Stanley Robinson by hubby, who has Robinson's most famous work, the Mars trilogy, in our library. When we were in San Francisco this past New Year's, there was an independent bookstore in the plaza across the street from our hotel in Japantown, where hubby picked up a copy… Continue reading Read: “Galileo’s Dream” by Kim Stanley Robinson
If you love rock 'n' roll, you've got to read Robbie Robertson's "Testimony." The lead guitarist for The Band shows off his storytelling chops, giving one fascinating anecdote after another. Remember him talking in the interview sessions spliced into "The Last Waltz"? "Testimony" is a whole book like that. The paperback is about 500 pages,… Continue reading Book Review: Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’
William Finnegan, a staff writer for The New Yorker, doesn't really need my help in spreading the word about his book "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life," but I'll give him a boost anyway. His memoir won the Pulitzer and is a New York Times bestseller, and it is an excellent read that can be summed… Continue reading Book Review: William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days
Hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving. The holiday season is now upon us, and, while I'm not much of a shopper, I had a fun day checking out local stores. It's small business Saturday, and I wanted to support the little guys that are essential threads of a community. My first stop was… Continue reading Small Business Saturday Goodies
A review of Carin Clevidence's debut novel.