Beth's Book Review

  • Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

    December 13, 2018

    Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

     

    “What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who ...

  • All the Stars in the Heavens

    All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

     

    When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature ...

  • The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

    The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

    Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert ...

  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

    Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

    Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, ...

  • The Couple Next Door

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Penguin, 2016)

     

    For those readers who love thrillers, Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, has the elements of a fine one. After all, stories ...

  • The Liberators

    The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

     

    “It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd ...

  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

    Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)

     

    Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be ...

  • The Race to Save the Romanovs

    The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

    On July 18, 1918, amidst the backdrop of the First World War and violent revolutions occurring within Russia, the ...

  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

    The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

     

    Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American ...

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