A Brand New Novel
Josephine Baker, the early-20th-century African-American dancer, comic, and singer–hugely famous in Paris. Did you know that she was also a spy for the French Resistance during WWII?
The headlines say that we Americans are feeling optimistic about 2014. I know I am. I’m ready for the New Year to cut in on the twisted dance I’ve been doing with 2013, a terrible partner who keeps stepping on my toes. It’s time for merriment and joy. It’s time for 2014 to take me […]
Dear Reader, I am a huge fan of Alice Hoffman’s novels. Like the critic Roberta Silman, who recently reviewed Ms. Hoffman’s latest novel, “The Story Sisters,” in the Boston Globe, I came to love Ms. Hoffman’s books first by reading “Illumination Night,” which I admired as much for the writing as for the tale. Nothing […]