Book Review: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay... Translated by Ann Goldstein About the Book: Since the publication of the acclaimed My Brilliant Friend and The Story of A New Name, Elena Ferrante’s reputation has grown enormously. Her novels about the friendship between Lila and Elena, about the mysteries of human relationships, are utterly compelling. In … Continue reading Book Review: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Book Review: How to Think Like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok

How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education... About the Book: A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully. How to Think like Shakespeare offers an enlightening and entertaining guide to the craft of thought — one … Continue reading Book Review: How to Think Like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok

Book Review: The Dressmaker’s Secret by Rosalie Ham

The Dressmaker’s Secret… About the Book: It is 1953 and Melbourne society is looking forward to coronation season, the grand balls and celebrations for the young queen-to-be. Tilly Dunnage is, however, working for a pittance in a second-rate Collins Street salon. Her talents go unappreciated, and the madame is a bully and a cheat, but … Continue reading Book Review: The Dressmaker’s Secret by Rosalie Ham