Tag Archives: Amy B.

American Fire by Monica Hesse

Amy B.    February 13, 2018    Comments Off on American Fire by Monica Hesse

American Fire is the story of two damaged people–Charlie, a felon and former drug user and Tonya, a single mother–who meet, fall in love, and, for complicated reasons, set fires in abandoned buildings along the eastern Virginia coast. Their story …

What She Ate by Laura Shapiro

Amy B.    August 8, 2017    Comments Off on What She Ate by Laura Shapiro

Food writer Laura Shapiro examines the lives of six prominent women through their “food stories” in this collective biography. The women are:

Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the poet William Wordsworth, whose evocative reference to “black puddings” in her diary summarizes…

Gone by Min Kym

Amy B.    June 13, 2017    Comments Off on Gone by Min Kym

South Korean-born British violinist Min Kym was poised to release her breakthrough album when the unthinkable happened: her prized Stradivarius violin, the instrument she regarded as a part of herself, was stolen from her at a train station. Worse yet, …

Cannibalism… Perfectly Natural?

Amy B.    May 9, 2017    Comments Off on Cannibalism… Perfectly Natural?

In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist Bill Schutt looks at cannibalism from an evolutionary standpoint and finds that there are times when eating members of one’s own species makes a certain amount of sense. Cannibalism is a common behavior …