Tag Archives: Summer reading

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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