Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond by Amy Blackmarr – October 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond by Amy Blackmarr  - October 2020

Jane pleasantly surprised by the book she grabbed from the Take-One-Leave-One shelves in downtown Andes.

BOOK REVIEW: The Wild Places by Rober Macfarlane – August 2020

BOOK REVIEW:  The Wild Places by Rober Macfarlane   - August 2020

Robert Macfarlane is a British nature writer –    Above all, MacFarlane is struck by the realization of how far we have become estranged from the natural environment.

BOOK REVIEW: SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI – June 2020

BOOK REVIEW: SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND  BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI - June 2020

Yuval Noah Harari’s global best-seller Sapiens has cut a wide swath through the world of thinking people since it appeared in 2015……………………

BOOK REVIEW: ELIZABETH STROUT, OLIVE, AGAIN BY ELIZABETH STROUT — May 2020

BOOK REVIEW: ELIZABETH STROUT, OLIVE, AGAIN BY ELIZABETH STROUT — May 2020

When a novel is as good as this one is, it’s hard to know where to begin.

BOOK REVIEW: Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer — April 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer — April 2020

Written from a native American point of view, Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) is one of the most unusual books Jane has ever read.

BOOK REVIEW: Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney – March 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney - March 2020

   By the time he writes his seventh novel, McInerney has fulfilled his dream of becoming a presence on the New York literary scene, and, in Bright, Days, is still writing about it. But now that he lives it, the dream is not fulfilling