December 2020 Tidbit

Helen and Holly’s favorite holiday movies: Helen says: Gremlins – I just love Gizmo and this sweet holiday story of demons terrorizing a small town! Elf – Will Ferrell is my hero. Christmas Vacation – cult classic Holly says: Christmas Vacation – of course! And Chevy Chase is a doppelganger for my Dad. Home Alone […]

Helen and Holly’s Top 5 of 2020

Helen says: American Dirt – Haters can hate! I loved it. The Vanishing Half – great story The Exiles – another great story! Pretty Things – page turner, suspenseful, no literary masterpiece Hamnet – terrific historical fiction Least Favorite: Luster – totally disturbing, gross and overrated! Holly says: The Yellow Bird Sings – beautifully written! […]

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

Goodreads description: From the highly acclaimed author of Schroder, a smart, sophisticated page literary page-turner about a young family who escape suburbia for a yearlong sailing trip that upends all of their lives. Juliet is failing to juggle motherhood and her stalled-out dissertation on confessional poetry when her husband, Michael, informs her that he wants to […]

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Goodreads description: A poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that […]

Is This Anything?

by: Jerry Seinfeld Goodreads Description: The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved […]

The Book of Lost Names

by: Kristin Harmel Goodreads Description: Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying […]