‘Wanders Far’: Six Questions for David Fitz-Gerald [INTERVIEW]

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Wanders Far is David Fitz-Gerald’s first novel in the Adirondack Spirit Series. (Photo courtesy David Fitz-Gerald)

There are few authors who can thrust us back in time to an era we know little about and yet captivate us with a story that is so riveting, we can’t resist turning the pages to see what happens next. David Fitz-Gerald is one such author. And now he’s here to chat about his sophomore title, Wanders Far, the legendary tale of a quiet boy who grew up in the Adirondacks way back in the 1100s. We hope you enjoy it!—J&H Read more of this post

‘Rage of Angels’ is a High-Stakes Game Where Redemption is the Ultimate Prize [REVIEW]

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Jennifer Parker heads to the big city to practice law like her father. (Photo courtesy Canva)

An idealistic lawyer. An ambitious politician. An enigmatic kingpin. When three of the world’s biggest power players face off in a dangerous game of love, secrets, and greed, no one is safe. Who will come out on top? And who will pay the ultimate price for success? Find out in Sidney Sheldon’s dazzling bestseller, Rage of Angels.  Read more of this post

‘Wanders Far’ Pulls Back the Curtain of Time [REVIEW]

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In Wanders Far, the Adirondacks are one boy’s playground. (Photo by Adam Riquier, Flickr)

Centuries before America is settled by colonists, the place that will one day be called New York is vastly different than it is today. Sprawling and untamed, it is a land of wonder, danger, and untold possibility. And one boy wants to explore it all. Meet Wanders Far Read more of this post

‘Going Into Town’ Celebrates Everything We Love (and Love to Hate) About New York City [REVIEW]

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In Roz Chast’s love letter to New York, Going Into Town, she reminisces about everything we love and loathe about the Big Apple, including its wildlife. (Illustration by Roz Chast)

From the very first time I stepped foot in New York City as a teenager, I’m one of those people who is simply crazy about the place. I love everything about it: from the sidewalk food vendors to the mom-and-pop coffee shops, from Little Italy and Chinatown to Wall Street and Battery Park. There’s a palpable energy there that throbs with life, like an irresistible rhythm that simply invades my soul, and I feel it every time I arrive. Now author and cartoonist Roz Chast captures every nuance of that experience in her love letter to Manhattan, Going Into Town.  Read more of this post

Brooklyn: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor and Your Schleppers [GUEST POST]

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Thelma Adams, author of Bittersweet Brooklyn, fondly remembers a lifetime growing up on the other side of the bridge. (Photo by Marco, Flickr)

There are few places I think of more fondly than Brooklyn. Having lived just off the Promenade during the early 1990s, I can still feel the crisp air on my skin as I walked up Cranberry toward High Street to get a slice. The neighborhood shimmered with red and gold foliage even as the leaves danced to the throbbing music of city traffic as it echoed around the brownstones and toward the Hudson. I loved everything about that period in my life. Yet as beloved as my time was there, my residence was short, even if my memories are still vivid twenty-five years later. Writer Thelma Adams, however, spent a lifetime there and today she stops by to tell us why she always returns to Brooklyn, literally and in her writing, and what makes it such a special place. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post