Posts tagged with ‘4 Star books’

  • Book Review: Miss Buncle

    By on February 11, 2013

    When I read strongly positive reviews of the two books shown below, I decided to get them from inter-library...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife

    By on February 1, 2013

    This is a clean, sweeping saga of marriage, hard work, family, Italian Opera, friendship and love. The story begins...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Joy for Beginners

    By on December 7, 2012

    A few years ago I reviewed this author’s "School of Essential Ingredients." When I saw she had a new...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books

    By on November 15, 2012

    I had seen this book in my book catalogs so when it showed up on a library’s new book...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Arcadia

    By on November 9, 2012

    I read this new fictional account of a hippie commune because there was a time when I read a...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number

    By on October 13, 2012

    This somewhat trite romantic comedy was the perfect antidote to the other book I was reading simultaneously... the one...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Strength in What Remains

    By on October 12, 2012

    I knew precious little about the genocide in Burundi, so when I saw this true story written by an...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Red Book

    By on September 9, 2012

    This novel utilizes hypothetical "red book" entries to introduce characters returning to Harvard for their 20th reunion. The whole...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: State of Wonder

    By on August 19, 2012

    I liked this book, regardless of the fact that it takes place in the pharmaceutical industry and has some...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Age of Miracles

    By on August 13, 2012

    This novel had a very unique premise: the earth’s rotation begins gradually to slow down. Each day is longer...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Sketchbook Confidential

    By on June 12, 2012

    I’ve read through this book slowly, a couple of page spreads at a time: each artist featured here had...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The White Tiger

    By on June 8, 2012

    This is an eye opening novel of corruption and oppression in modern day India. The protagonist cannot free...

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    Polly Castor