Tag Archives: Summer reading

Summer reading and escape from Donald Trump

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer demand relief from the news, and summer reading could be just the antidote.  The following are some suggestions: Non-Fiction: Tara Westover’s memoir Educated is one of the most gripping books I have read … Continue reading

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Summer reading part two: non-fiction

The following are suggestions from when I wasn’t fleeing the daily news into real fiction, as noted in my previous blog. I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey behind the Lines of Jihad,  a memoir by Washington Post national security … Continue reading

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Summer reading part one: escape into fiction

Every year at this time I share books that that may interest my readers.  What I have discovered in year two of the Trump administration is how I often have I sought escape into fiction, though it is fiction with … Continue reading

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Books to escape from Benghazi, Boko Haram, Boehner, biz cycle etc, pt. 2

For real escape through summer reading,  there’s no substitute for fiction.  Here are a few books worth sharing. My top read this past year was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  A 13-year-old boy in Manhattan survives a terrorist bomb in the Metropolitan Museum … Continue reading

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Book ideas for summer nights

My family’s return from a glorious week in London shows how salutary it is for a political junkie to purge herself- albeit temporarily – of politics. So before I get sucked back into  the  nearly unspeakable frustration of focusing on the ongoing national … Continue reading

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