Monday, May 31, 2010


Just in time for the summer bbqs! It's Bun,Onion,Burger by Peter Mandel. With its simple message and fun illustrations it's the perfect book to take along for the little ones! The family dog has a starring role! You'll relish the latest from Mandel!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Like Coming Home!

Fly Away Home -Jennifer Weiner's latest treat is due to hit the summer bookshelves mid-july. I had the pleasure of reading this book over the long weekend and it hit the spot! With so many books from which to choose and limited time, picking the right book isn't always an easy task. I'll make this real simple for you -do not miss this book! Fans of Jen's work(Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes, to name a few) will be thrilled with the storyline and cast of characters in Fly Away Home.
A bit reminiscent of the sisters in In Her Shoes, sisters Diana and Lizzie are more alike than it would seem. Working through their relationship while a family crisis is making an appearance doesn't detract from everyone doing their own work. Parents, Sylvie and Richard learn who they are both as a united team and as individuals. It's interesting to watch what emerges. Written in Weiner's unique style-sharp,hysterical,thoughtful...Fly Away Home is what the perfect read should be!! Yea,Jen!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer Reading...Not just for the kids!!

At the risk of offending are my picks for this summer's reading list!!

Seven Year Switch - Claire Cook

Secrets of a Jewish Mother - Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler and Gloria Kamen

Diamond Ruby - Joe Wallace

Based Upon Availability - Alix Strauss

This isn't the Book You Think it is -Laura Munson

The Red Thread - Ann Hood

Promises to Keep - Jane Green

Arm Candy - Jill Kargman

The Swimming Pool - Holly LeCraw

Heart of the Matter - Emily Giffin

Stormchasers - Jenna Blum

Bad Marie - Marcy Dermansky

Sea Escape - Lynne Griffin

Commencement - J.Courtney Sullivan

Friday, May 21, 2010

Reading Across RI May Breakfast 2010!

WOW! What an exciting morning at the celebration of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! I was so thrilled to be honorary co-chair of what has become THE RI book event -not to be missed!! Author Annie Barrows was lots of fun and we're all looking forward to her next book! Here are some of the highlights!! Photo credits to Erika Smith,Abby Fox and Tonia Mason!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Tied To My Heart...THE RED THREAD!!

The latest from Ann Hood, The Red Thread, is a book you'll remember long after "the end."
Characters from all of Hood's novels come alive but perhaps in this one even more. Couple,families and the owner of The Red Thread adoption agency come together and form their own family as they long for daughters who will join theirs. The way the book moves back and forth between Providence and China gives the reader a real sense of what's going on locally and with the women who make the brave decision to give up their daughters in hopes of a better life. A beautiful story!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Story I Thought It Would Be!

This is Not The Story You Think it is....Laura Munson's memoir about her summer of holding it all together while her husband was afforded the luxury of figuring it all out is a book about strength,love,hope,family,girlfriends,mountains,horses,beloved family china and spirit.
After reading Laura's piece in last summer's Modern Love column I friended her on facebook and immediately wrote to her about how much her story moved me. Apparently I was not the only one as it was the column that crashed the site and voila! got Laura the book deal she had been waiting for for many years. What a story....all of them!! LOVED THIS BOOK!!!