BOOK SHELF: Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

This one was a completely pleasant accident. My Mom forgot Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple at our place over Christmas so naturally I stole it and told her she couldn’t have it back…

BOOK SHELF: The Winter Palace (a novel of Catherine the Great) – by Eva Stachniak

  Before there was Facebook and Twitter and TMZ there were “tongues”.  These servants to the most royal courtiers in the world kept their ears and eyes open and their mouths shut.  Or did they? …

BOOK SHELF: Who Killed Mom by Steve Burgess (A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality and Very Tacky Candles)

It’s intimidating to review a book by a writer who you know will critique your critique.  I’ll risk it.  Who Killed Mom is a vulnerable and acerbic personal memoir-slash-momage by Steve Burgess.  In this witty…