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The Mayor of MacDougal Street

The cover of my copy of Dave Van Ronk’s memoirs, The Mayor of MacDougal Street, proclaims: “The life story that inspired the Coen Brothers Movie Inside Llewyn Davis”. That wasn’t enough to stop me from reading the book. Sure, Inside Llewyn Davis was an OK… Read More

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Next up….

Next up on my reading list: Scarborough – a novel, by Catherine Hernandez Curry – Eating, Reading, and Race by Naben Ruthnum and… The Mayor of MacDougal Street – A Memoir by the late Dave Van Ronk Are you a reader? What books are you… Read More

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Free Books!

A benefactor dropped off a heaping helping of good books for the Twenty Seventh Street Book Box today and there are plenty of new titles to choose from + we have lots of back-ups to keep the box stuffed with good reading. The box is… Read More

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The Refugees

I started reading The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen on the plane on the way to Viet Nam and read a couple of the stories in the book while we were traveling. I put it aside when we got back and didn’t do any reading… Read More

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18 Books

Goodreads tells me I read 18 books in 2017. Here they are in no particular order: Eating Vietnam by Graham Holliday – just finished reading this one. A culinary adventure on the streets of Hanoi and Saigon. Delightful. Recommended for foodies out there. The Bird… Read More

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Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Over the weekend, I gobbled up Robin Sloan’s new novel, Sourdough. The narrator is a woman who creates program code for robot arms. She orders soup and sandwiches daily from a restaurant with no address, and when the owners, who come from an exotic and… Read More

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Running by Cara Hoffman

I just finished reading an excellent novel called Running, written by Cara Hoffman. The novel is set in Athens in the 80s where Bridey and a couple she befriends, Milo and Jasper (all in their late teens), are sharing a room in a shitty hotel… Read More