Saturday, January 21, 2023

New on the Shelf: Nonfiction


Today is the nonfiction pile from the holidays and a little shopping. I didn't buy any nonfiction at the Barnes and Noble sale. I had too huge a pile from the fiction section!

I'm a big fan of poet Robert Pinsky so obviously I needed his memoir Jersey Breaks. I'm planning on reading it next. I got it at Little City Books, my local independent bookstore.

The rest were Christmas gifts.

If All the Seas Were Ink, by Ilana Kurshan, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in 2018 and I have good luck with that particular award, so.

The Literary Mafia, by Josh Lambert, is a history of the publishing industry and American Jews, by Josh Lambert who teaches at Wellesley College (my alma mater),

Surrender, by Bono, is his memoir and

Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman is self-explanatory. I respect that the title is not a Harry Potter allusion and honestly I would not have wanted it if it had been.  I love him but Harry Potter is so played out. And Truly, Madly, Deeply is one of my favorite movies and probably my favorite of Rickman's alongside Die Hard.

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