Category Archives: New York City

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Different.  And it almost works. Cora, a thirty-six year old woman from Wichita, Kansas, is asked to be a chaperone for Louise Brooks.  Louise is fifteen years old, a dance student, and wants to go to New York to study … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Casino Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine

If all you want in a murder mystery is a bickering wealthy family, a ritzy casino, an anonymous letter, and lots of poisonings –all set in New York City—the casino’s on West 73rd—this one’s for you! Toss in Philo Vance, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Why are you so successful at what you do? Can you think of any reasons why you might have had a lucky lift up along the way?  Someone you knew?  Where you went to school?  Because you did your homework? … Continue reading

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Book Review: For Kings and Planets by Ethan Canin

Well, I’m supposed to be reading Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell for book club on the 20th–8 days away–but I’ve found a couple of other books more enticing! One is this wonderful Ethan Canin book published in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer Crossing by Truman Capote

What? by Truman Capote?  What’s this?  I had thought I’d already read everything by Truman Capote. Yet, supposedly, this manuscript was found in an apartment where he once lived in New York–a book that he referred to sometimes as his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life with Mother by Clarence Day

I picked up this book at a bookstore that was going out of business (sniff, sniff) at a nice price, and it’s a first edition. It’s a spinoff on the old “Life with Father” book by Clarence Day and is … Continue reading

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New York and Mamma Mia!

You were the only one not on the streets of New York on Wednesday!  AND it was one of the hottest days of the summer.  Still, we had fun. You know the storyline for Mamma Mia!, right?  Twenty-year old Sophie … Continue reading

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Destination: New York!

Tomorrow we’re going to New York to see Mamma Mia! Our daughter and two granddaughters and I will take the bus into New York in the morning.  We have tickets for a 2 pm matinee at the Winter Garden Theater … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

(Click on photo to enlarge.) Read the first lines and see how a nice snobby tone is established right on page one. Newland Archer is from “good family” and is about to become engaged to May Welland, also of “good … Continue reading

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