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The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch is mourning the death of his mother,  Rachela.  No ordinary mother, Rachela is a genius, a world famous mathematician, in fact, who survived the holocaust by emigrated to the United States with her family from Poland.  A … Continue reading

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbs Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Allan Karlsson, resident of a Swedish nursing home, escapes out a window on the day they’re hosting an important celebration for Karlsson’s 100th birthday.  A crazy chase involving the centenarian, a suitcase filled with money, some people he meets along … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

I’m happy to jump on the praise bandwagon with this one!  This is one of those books where reading about story line won’t necessarily draw you in, but I promise that once you begin the first chapter of this book, … Continue reading

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A Soldier Of The Great War by Mark Helprin

This is my fourth Helprin novel, and it will probably be my last.  I loved A Winter’s Tale and Memoir from Antproof Case.  I found Helprin’s writing to be moving, deliberate and quite funny.  Before reading this novel, I had … Continue reading

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The Brothers K by David James Duncan

“When I consider the odds against me watching baseball on Sabbath (100 to 1?), going fishing on Sabbath (1,000 to 1?), and doing both along with Papa because Everett, Peter, Irwin, Mama and the twins have all vanished at just … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson, humorist and lover of history, science and all kinds of interesting trivia, has long been one of my favorite authors.  Ever since I picked up his very funny hiking adventure, A Walk in the Woods, I’ve been hooked.  … Continue reading

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Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin

Let  to me begin by saying I was a big fan of Mark Helprin.  Years ago I relished the beautiful imagery of A Winter’s Tale.  More recently I found Memoir from Antproof Case to be one of the most hilarious … Continue reading

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