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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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The Last of Her Kind by Sigrid Nunez
The Last of Her Kind

Roberta, January 14, 2009

I have loved all of Nunez' previous books; this most recent one confirms how good she is. This story of Barnard women in the late 60s and early 70s will ring true, and amusing and touching, too, to anyone who was in school at the time, or knew someone who was. It will also explain the era and emotions to everyone else. Nunez captures activism, class differences, the desire to make a mark, the desire to be accepted, and so many other aspects of the time. This is a book that brings the reader new friends.
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The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
The Principles of Uncertainty

Roberta, October 22, 2007

If you read these 12 illustrated essays on NYTimeSelect last year as they came out each month, you've been waiting for this book to come out for a long time. If you didn't, you should have, and you would be. Maira's wisdom and wit, her talent with words and paint and camera, are deep, brilliant, heart-warming, thought-provoking, soul-stirring, laugh-making. This is a book to buy in multiple copies, because anyone you like will like this book. If they don't, maybe you shouldn't like them so much after all. My favorite on the screen was June 2006 (Cecil Beaton's sister! Kepler's collar! Mrs. Einstein who taught math!). In book form, where you can page back and forth, it's much harder to choose.
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The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
The Old Woman Who Named Things

Roberta, August 29, 2006

The Old Woman Who Named Things strikes a chord with kids, but is also a wonderful book for adults, especially those confronting their own or a loved one's getting old. My daughter asked me to read it to her class in elementary school, and I almost refused because I knew I'd cry when I got to the last page. I always do cry, no matter how many times I read the book: not because it's sad (it's happy) but because it's so life-affirming.
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