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The Lion Is In by Delia Ephron

It’s Thelma & Louise…in book form!  Delia Ephron’s The Lion is In is a chick-lit ‘on the road’ story. Two best friends from childhood, Lana and Tracee, flee Baltimore in Lana’s beloved yellow Mustang.  Tracee is wearing a wedding dress.  They are joined by 50-year old Rita, who they meet walking down a rural highway, [...]

Modernism Rediscovered by Pierluigi Serraino and Julius Shulman

A fabulous article in the New York Times about photographer Julius Shulman (click here for article), prompted me to dive into TCPL’s architecture collection.  I came out with Modernism Rediscovered, by Pierluigi Serraino and Julius Shulman.  Containing over 300 modern masterpieces, ArtNews said “If buildings were people, those in Julius Shulman’s photographs would be Grace [...]

Creepers by David Morrell

Creepers by David Morrell won the 2005 Bram Stoker award for horror and I have just now read it.  It’s a pretty good book about a group of urban explorers (creepers) who search for old abandoned buildings to illegally enter and look through.  In this story the group targets a closed hotel in Asbury Park.  [...]

All there is: love stories from Storycorps edited by Dave Isay

People’s stories are compelling, and nowhere is that more evident than in the work of Storycorps, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from [...]

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