Archive for the ‘Book Club’ Category

  • Divulge, Devour

    Aug 20, 13 • 296 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    When encore launched its foodie mag, Devour, in June, the anticipation of its reaction remained great. We knew there would be a lot of happy culinarians in our city who adore our scene and its vast, evolving epicurean offerings. From numerous festivals, to...

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    To Larry Lime, Wherever You Are:

    Jul 18, 11 • 589 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton Little, Brown and Company $23 At a very young age, I recognized the power of music. For me, the right song performed by my favorite artist took away pain, inspired action and motivated a multitude of smiles. I learned music...

  • New Book Club Read:

    May 10, 11 • 212 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Like Normal People by Karen E. Bender Mariner Books $16.95 Last week I sent my mom a gift for Mother’s Day, but I didn’t send a card. There’s just too much I’d like to say, and sometimes I’m not the greatest with words—odd coming from a writer, I...

  • The Midwife’s Confession

    Apr 12, 11 • 347 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain Pomegranate Books, May 6th One of my favorite topics in novels and memoirs alike is the concept of fear. How does one confront that which terrifies her to the core and gather strength to overcome it? It’s a...

  • Scarred Brilliance:

    Mar 22, 11 • 435 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy Perennial (HarperCollins) $24.50 There was a time in my life when I refused to wear shorts or anything but long sleeves. I remember one particularly hot summer afternoon as a teenager, I wore a long-sleeved white shirt...

  • Words! And More Words!

    Feb 15, 11 • 192 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Heavy snow covers the ground and makes Boston’s Beacon Hill appear more like a mountain. While some Bostonians love the lamp-lit and historic cobblestone streets glistening in white, I’m ready to admit, I’m all set. Farewell brownstone Newbury Street...

  • Neighbor Feuds:

    Feb 8, 11 • 373 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Love and a Bad Hair Day By Annie Flannigan $14.99 Avon A Since the day my parents moved into their house in my home town, more than 15 years ago, we have been collectively feuding with one of our neighbors. At first, it started off with small, ridiculous...

  • Lifting the Cultural Divide:

    Jan 31, 11 • 235 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Sikander By M. Salahuddin Khan $25.00 Karakoram Press Lawrence of arabia is the cinematic retelling of T.E. Lawrence’s autobiography “Revolt in the Desert.” This cinematographic and breathtakingly stunning tale, with its vivid color and hypnotizing...

  • Success is the Best Revenge:

    Dec 14, 10 • 287 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    Jigsaw by Ted Miller Brogden M E Publishing $15.99 J.K. Rowling, Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov, John Grisham, Ursula LeGuin, Stephen King and Upton Sinclair all have one thing in common: They were all rejected numerous times by editors and agents. Us...

  • Honesty in Reverse:

    Dec 7, 10 • 170 Views • Book Club, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Decision Points by George Bush Crown $35.00 During the second week of November, I found myself on a road trip with my mom to North Carolina. Our purpose was to handle some legal business concerning a certain negligent home inspector, but our goal was to...