Review of Where Men Win Glory

Jon Krakauer’s Where Men Win Glory, The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, is a deeply disturbing book on many levels. As usual, Krakauer has done massive research on Pat Tillman’s entire life as well as the wars against the terrorists after September 11, 2001. Tillman was an...

Review of Audiobook, Love Life by Rob Lowe

At first, I was put off by the preachy title of this audiobook:  Love Life.  Really, Rob???  Is this actor old and wise enough to be telling us how to live our lives? Have we forgotten the bad PR Mr. Lowe brought upon himself in the wilder escapes of his youth? In...

The Isle of Youth by Laura Van Den Berg

Two Opinions Leslie’s POV: It is true that the characters in this slim volume of stories are dark.  Very dark.  But they are rounded enough to capture our imagination.  When I finished the book my first thought was, “What kind of mind comes up with these...

The Medium Next Door by Maureen Hancock

Reviewed by Leslie Brown This engaging memoir takes us through, to quote the subtitle, the “Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer.” Hancock is a local spirit medium whose vocation is to “talk to dead people.” From an early age, Hancock has seen and especially...

Review of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

At first the heft of this book, weighing in at 771 pages, was intimidating.  However,  Theo managed to persuade me to take the whole trip.  Am I glad I did?  I still don’t know.  The book is actually  a series of passages in Theo’s life, starting with the...

Review of Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

The subject of this book, Christopher Gerhart, aka Clark Rockefeller, among a series of other fake names, is fascinating in what a con man he is.  Coming to America from a small town in Germany, he manages to ascend the social and financial ladder to the heights of...

Review of Lee Krasner | A Biography by Gail Levin

Gail Levin is an accomplished writer and art historian and therefore well-equipped to record the life of  artist Lee Krasner, most famous for being the wife of Jackson Pollock.  This book also serves as a thorough study of the famous artists, for example de Kooning...

Reviews In Short

Books Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad about My Neck is jaunty and fun up until the last chapter where she grows somber about the passing, of her life.  Traveling with Pomegranates is the tale of a mother and daughter odyssey alternately narrated by the mother and daughter....

Review of Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

Review of Where Men Win Glory Jon Krakauer’s Where Men Win Glory, The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, is a deeply disturbing book on many levels. As usual, Krakauer did massive research on Pat Tillman’s entire life as well as on the wars against Terror after September 11,...

Pets & Thunder Storms

Anyone who has entered the Elizabeth Taber Library knows that we are crazy about pets.  All dogs are welcome we have water and treats and always a lot of love to share with our canine companions.  This past June was particularly full of rain and thunder storms, which...