Archives for Non-Fiction

Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack

Happy April and Easter, With longer spring days it can be hard to sit still and read.  A lounge chair, reading sunglasses and a glass of ice tea is in the future for me if I want to actually finish a book. Book club recently picked and read Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack; one of our members knows the author and Leslie agreed to join us at our book club meeting for our discussion. It made for an exciting and very interesting evening. Fourteen is the perfect summer read.  Leslie tells her story of trials, adventure, survival and coming of age
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Garlic and Sapphires; The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

Good morning, I hope you all are enjoying your summer and readin’ some great books.  If you read the post last week, Comfort Me with Apples, we are going to continue the Ruth Reichl conversation with the second book we had for book club in July.  If you are just joining, welcome. I loved Garlic and Sapphires, what a fun book.  Ruth Reichl has been offered the position of food critic for the New York Times, and the story she tells of  her interview will start you laughing and you won’t stop throughout the entire book. Ruth doesn’t seem to
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Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl

I love food, cooking and writing, and Ruth Reichl is a woman after my own heart. Comfort Me with Apples is a book I sunk my teeth into and loved from beginning to end. The story begins in 1978 where Ruth is living in a commune in Berkeley, California, married and beginning life as a restaurant critic and food writer. Sounds like an interesting life.  Ruth begins to travel the world, eating her way through countries and writing about the experiences, her job sounds like the perfect job and a dream come true.  Life is full of adventure, but….
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