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Monthly Archives: December 2011
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Alfred A. Knopf 2011. The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize is a slight book, 163 pages in length. It is divided into two parts. In the first section, narrator Tony … Continue reading
Quieter Than Sleep: A Modern Mystery of Emily Dickinson by Joanne Dobson. Doubleday 1997. I recently came across Death without Tenure, the 6th in the Karen Pelletier series by Joanne Dobson. I had forgotten about this series, which I heard … Continue reading
The Night Shift: Real Life in the Heart of the E.R. by Dr. Brian Goldman. HarperCollins 2010. If you’re lucky, your only knowledge of hospital emergency rooms is of a child with an earache in the middle of the night. … Continue reading
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Serpent’s Tail 2011. Sid and Chip grew up together in Baltimore. It was Chip who discovered jazz and introduced Sid to the joy of making music. Chip played the drums while Sid took on … Continue reading