World War II Spotlight (9/22/21)

Today we have two stories of love and survival in World War II with a little-known chapter of a family’s inspiring history + a novel of one woman’s return to Occupied Berlin to face the past and find an unexpected future. INTO THE FOREST: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love by Rebecca Frankel […]

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Historical Spotlight (4/28/21)

This historical spotlight takes us back in time with a cultural history of the Cold War, a Gilded Age New York mystery, a literary rediscovery of 1938 Berlin, and the true story of America’s “First Frontier”. THE FREE WORLD: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand 2 starred reviews! “Subversive culture flourished […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/1/20)

Frank Smyth, an award-winning investigative journalist specializing in armed conflicts, organized crime and human rights overseas, brings the definitive account of America’s most powerful and controversial nonprofit: the NRA. THE NRA: The Unauthorized History by Frank Smyth From the NRA’s roots in post-Civil War New York City to the present-day Trump administration, Smyth’s research takes […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/25/20)

The intertwined lives and roles of the key people who sparked the American Revolution + how to boost energy and use body fat for fuel = this nonfiction round-up. AMERICAN REBELS: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution by Nina Sankovitch “Sankovitch (THE LOWELLS OF MASSACHUSETTS) follows the lives of […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/12/20)

A nonfiction round-up filled with the glamour and luxury of Coco Chanel and a behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and history of 007. CHANEL’S RIVIERA: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 by Anne de Courcy “Journalist de Courcy (THE HUSBAND HUNTERS) portrays fashion designer Coco Chanel’s French Riviera milieu from 1930 through […]

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Monet, Madames & the Mitford Sisters

Monet, Madames & the Mitford Sisters

Take a deep dive into the history of Monet, women in WWII Paris, and the Mitford Sisters in these three enthralling nonfiction titles: MAD ENCHANTMENT: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King A BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick with THREE starred reviews! “Best-selling King consummately meshes biography with art […]

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