Beth's Book Review

March 10, 2019

Educated by Tara Westover (Random House, 2018)   Close your eyes for a moment. Picture yourself sitting at your desk in the first grade. Did you like your teacher? What were you learning in school? Did you look forward to being with your friends in class and at recess? When each September ...

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Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)   The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t ...

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)   Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the ...

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All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014). Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, ...

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Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018) When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I ...

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