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Aftermath by Joel Meyerowitz

Sometimes it takes a long time to fully absorb a tragedy, and that’s certainly the case for me and the September 11,2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.  I vividly remember the day, being at work, having children in ‘lockdowns’ at school and being worried about my husband’s colleagues and their air travel plans.  Joel [...]

River House by Sarahlee Lawrence

If you enjoy reading about strong self reliant people, you should read River House by Sarahlee Lawrence.  Lawrence is a white water river guide and has traveled the world and worked on some of the toughest and most remote rivers.  Like a lot of young people though, it took living elsewhere to make her pine [...]

Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

I have seen shows like “The Dog Whisperer” with Cesar Millan, and wondered when would they put someone in the limelight to help feline owners? Enter Jackson Galaxy with his book  Cat Daddy!  I had seen the television show, “My Cat from Hell,” on Animal Planet a few times. I enjoyed the idea of a [...]

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love and Lit by Jen Adams

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit  by Jen Adams is a bibliophile’s delight!  The book is very well constructed and beautifully designed.  The author is a freelance writer and served as a founding contributing editor of Digital Scrapbooking Magazine,  she moved to New York to be closer to The [...]

Tuscany: Inside the Light by Joel Meyerowitz

A photography book brings with it the opportunity for the reader/viewer to slow down and focus visually.  Nowhere is this experience richer than when exploring the works of Joel Meyerowitz, color photographer pioneer and magician with light.  Tuscany: Inside the Light, a record of this landscape and light over the course of a year is [...]

The Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden by Larry Lederman

The Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden is an evocative walk through the seasons in this very special civic garden. The photographer, Larry Lederman, is a lawyer by profession, and landscape photographer by avocation. He spent over 10 years practicing in the garden after work and on weekends! His enthusiasm for photography is [...]

Settled in the Wild by Susan Hand Shetterly

The New York Times Book Review Essay is often a wonderful place to find titles of interest.  In an article devoted to the familiar essay, I stumbled on Susan Hand Shetterly’s  Settled in the Wild,  set in Prospect Harbor, Maine.  Shetterly left the New York city suburbs in June of 1971 and many of her [...]

David Nash by David Nash

I came upon the work of British Sculptor, David Nash, in a circuitous way.  I subscribe to an email art alert service called ArtFinder which brings much of British modernism my way.  I use it as a way to learn about artists.  Interestingly enough, the artists’ work that attracts me the most is quite often [...]

Little Boy Blue by Kim Kavin

Little Boy Blue by Kim Kavin is an exploration of a puppy’s life before he was saved from death in an animal shelter.  Kavin’s story about Blue may not be shocking to those already familiar with animal rescue but it is shocking to her.  Blue was rescued from a shelter with an over 90% kill [...]

The Address Book by Sophie Calle

Like you, I am a busy person, so I am always interested in ‘little’ books…and this is one! Measuring less than 5.5″ x 7.5″ and weighing in at 9 oz., the 104 page The Address Book tells an interesting story. In 1983, journalist Sophie Calle found a personal address book lost on a Paris Street. [...]

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