Peek-a-Book-to-Screen-Adaptation: “The Natural”

Category: Sports | Baseball | Drama | Romance | Literary Fiction Director: Barry Levinson | Author: Bernard Malamud Studio: Columbia; 1984 Keywords: Baseball; Depression-Era America; Boyhood Dreams; Ordinary Heroes; Everyday Magic; Hope Triumphs Just in time for what should be the beginning of baseball season, I offer a glimpse at a baseball movie derived from … More Peek-a-Book-to-Screen-Adaptation: “The Natural”

Peek-a-Book: “The Chelsea Girls”

Category: Historical Fiction | Mystery & Suspense | Literary Fiction Author: Fiona Davis Publisher: DUTTON / Penguin Random House LLC; 2019 Keywords: World War II; McCarthyism; Anti-Communism; Broadway; Hollywood Fiona Davis is a best-selling author known for writing about iconic New York City buildings whose history – or even very existence, as in The Masterpiece … More Peek-a-Book: “The Chelsea Girls”

Review: “Testimony” by Scott Turow

Testimony by Scott Turow My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wouldn’t have thought the premise of Testimony—the Bosnian war and the fate of a group of Roma, the long-persecuted nomadic people erroneously named “Gypsies” (they originally emigrated from India, not Egypt)—would be a subject that would interest me enough to pick up the book. … More Review: “Testimony” by Scott Turow

Peek-a-Book: “Victoria” – Tale of a Young Queen

Victoria is a novel by Daisy Goodwin, who also created and wrote the eight-part ITV/PBS drama of the same name currently airing in the US on Masterpiece. Daisy Goodwin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Fortune Hunter and The American Heiress, is a Londoner who earned a degree in history at Cambridge, attended Columbia’s film … More Peek-a-Book: “Victoria” – Tale of a Young Queen

Illness Is Not Identity: Butterflies Are Free

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to [me] what it concedes to the butterflies!” Charles Dickens, Bleak House. If you’re not familiar with Bleak House, which is one of the most complex—and one of the most rewarding—of Dickens’ novels, perhaps you’ve heard this quotation in Butterflies Are Free, a 1972 film (based … More Illness Is Not Identity: Butterflies Are Free

Book & Author Review: Tana French

Reposted from the Mystery/Crime Blog Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room: Part 1, Overview, appeared on September 22, 2012. Part 2, In the Woods, followed on September 29, 2012. BOOK & AUTHOR REVIEW: TANA FRENCH – PART 1: OVERVIEW Young, talented Tana French (born 1973) is an Irish novelist whose debut psychological murder mystery/crime thriller won the … More Book & Author Review: Tana French

BOOK PROJECT ~ The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos

The Astronomy Revolution CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2012 Ellipsis worked with an international group of eminent researchers in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, and the history and philosophy of science to develop, edit, and produce this full-color, multi-author volume that celebrates the contributions of Eastern and Western scientific and cultural traditions, both past and present, to our common … More BOOK PROJECT ~ The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos