Category Archives: Biography/Memoir

Tolstoy’s False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov by Alexandra Popoff

When I was in school, I read The Death of Ivan Ilych and feel in love with Russian literature.  No, I think I fell in love with Russia in toto. How could one not with a beautiful and mysterious place … Continue reading

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SheBooks ~ Out of Dublin by Ethel Rohan

I tend not to like short pieces because they leave me feeling unfulfilled and wanting more. However, when I learned about SheBooks this was the first title that caught my eye.  My Great-Great Grandparents came out of Ireland in the … Continue reading

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In My Father’s Country by Saima Wahab

*If you have ever wanted to really be immersed in what it means to be a woman in Afghan culture, this is your book. *If you have ever been curious about immigrants deal (or not deal) with the cultural clash … Continue reading

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What About The Boy? by Stephen Gallup

What do you do when the “experts” have no answers or solutions for you? If the problem is something simple, like your car making a weird noise, the answer is easy. You take it to another mechanic. What do you … Continue reading

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L.A. Noir by John Buntin

shortened goodreads blurb “A fascinating examination of Los Angeles’s underbelly, the Mob, and America’s most admired–and reviled–police department, L.A. Noir is an enlightening, entertaining, and richly detailed narrative about the city originally known as El Pueblo de Nuestra Se–ora la … Continue reading

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