Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon ~ by Richard Zimler

This book has a really slow start but eventually it gets past the background situation and the Jewish situation and zones in on the first person protagonist,  Berekiah Zarco,  a Jew living in Lisbon in the early 1500s.   This … Continue reading

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Open Secrets ~ by Alice Munro

This is an “older” collection of stories written by Alice Munro, the “contemporary Chekov of Canada”  (per Margaret Atwood),  or of the world,  some might say since she won the  2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for that very thing. Munro is so great  – … Continue reading

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