Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Tappan Hill Literary Luncheon Gang!!

What a fabulous afternoon at Tappan Hill!! Over 200 people gathered on a beautiful spring day to hear authors Sue Miller and Elizabeth Berg talk about their brand new novels! (both of which I SO enjoyed!) Ben Cheever moderated -that's all I'll say about that :)
In this photo starting at the top left -Anita Plotkin,(Aunt)Eileen Austin, Laura Felton, Jennifer Del Angelo, Lezli Pious, Priscilla Warner, Janice Kaplan and Julie Klam.
on bottom left -me and next to me -Lynn Schnurnberger! What a fun table!!!
Photo credit - Margaret Fox Photography!

Ladies Who Lunch!!

Here are my sisters Laura and Jennifer with Lezli in the middle!!
Photo credit -Margaret Fox Photography

With Sue Miller!

Here I am gushing over Sue's latest -The Lake Shore Limited!! Oh, please,Sue -DO make it into a play!!! Photo credit -Margaret Fox Photography

Ah...Elizabeth Berg!!

Here I am with one of my favorites!!Elizabeth Berg -she of the beloved novels in my life!!
Photo credit -Margaret Fox Photography

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Lake Shore (un)Limited!!

WOW! Did I LOVE this book!!! For so many reasons I loved this book. Too many to list and I'm not much of a book reviewer as you can tell by reading this blog of mine. I like to put it out there and then you can add it to your "tbr" pile! Lake Shore was full of surprises,humor,thoughtful sadness -the perfect novel! Dive right in :)
interview with sue miller will post to my www.readingwithrobin.com site soon!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Everybody In!!!

The Swimming Pool - a fabulous debut novel by Holly LeCraw is such a page turning treat!! I enjoyed every summery moment!! Families that are more connected than they know..like father,like son? or the sins of the father... There is so much here to explore -you will sink right in! As it should be.....enjoy!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Family Drama!

I love an engaging debut novel and The Summer We Fell Apart by Robin Antalek is just that! From the very start I was hooked and needed to learn as much as the author would share about the Haas family. Four siblings with unique relationships with each other. A dysfunctional set up to say the least we watch as these four navigate their world with humor, tension and all the things we love about families!

Hedging My Bet....

This is one of those books I might never have picked up had it not been a book club choice. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery was such a treat that had I gone with my original bet, I would have lost out on a great read!! While it took me more pages to get into the story than I will usually give a book, it was well worth the effort. This book is smart,funny and it stands out. You won't soon forget the Hedgehog!!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Piper Kerman's IS the new memoir!

In Orange is the New Black -Piper Kerman shares with her readers an incredible journey through the Danbury prison system. Her own story entwined with her dormies' made me rethink my perceptions about prison life and how ill prepared people are to reenter society. Orange reads like a novel, the kind you don't want to end except in this case the reader will, so that Piper can come home and be with her family and friends -those who got her through this amazing ordeal.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Debut Novel Sparks Fireworks!!

Jeffrey Stepakoff's debut -Fireworks Over Toccoa is the perfect romantic get away! Set against the back drop of WWll and deep in Georgia's South the young lovers, Lily and Jake, will stay with you long after the fireworks have come back down to earth!Loved it!!