The world lost a much-loved writer this week when Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away on Monday, March 13th at the age of 51. I never met her, but through her work, I felt like I knew her. Countless readers have likely thought the same thing. Her piece in the New York Times Modern Love section on March 5th went viral, touching millions of readers who were perhaps discovering Rosenthal for the first time. I recommend everything she’s written for children (the Little Pea series is especially clever), and I’m a huge fan of her two memoirs for adults, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
You can read my full review of Textbook at Great New Books this week.
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I love being part of the book recommendation team at greatnewbooks.org. We are a group of ten strong readers with strong opinions, and we don’t always feel the same way about the same books. That is why we take turns recommending a book week by week. If...read more
DO BE INSPIRED: I have loved looking at all the pictures of women’s marches around the country. We had a bnei mitzvah Saturday morning and frankly, we were coming off a few weeks of immense stress and mourning in our family. I’m not sure how I would...read more
At Great New Books we take turns as a team recommending books week by week. I’ve been part of the site since the first post with my first recommendation appearing in January 2013. (It was for Gone Girl.) That’s four years of book recommendations with the...read more
Dear Nina, I considered “Liz” one of my closest friends. Last year, we spent almost every weekend together. We even took a vacation together the year before that. I know her family well and have been to her house various times. Recently, however, she has been avoiding...read more
It’s funny– I don’t call myself a book blogger. (And I rarely accept books for review. I’m serious–rarely. Definitely don’t ask me if we’ve never interacted before in person or on social media. Really, please...read more
When playwright, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, asked me to participate in her 40 Lunches project, I was hesitant at first. Don’t get me wrong; I said yes right away. Elyzabeth’s side project and the side website to go with it is the kind of idea I wish I had...read more
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