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Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland, is an unforgettable story told at the turn of the 20th century that sheds light on the fact that Louis Comfort Tiffany may not have been the only artist behind the beautiful Tiffany Lamps we know today. Louis was the son […]

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, is a marvelous novel. It does what all good books do, engrosses you from page one, telling a great story of love, abandonment, betrayal and redemption. Verghese is a physician and an accomplished author who writes with passion and intimacy. Cutting for Stone […]

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok Chaim Potok was an American Jewish author and Rabbi with a long list of award winning novels, the most popular and notable is probably The Chosen, written in 1967. Another beautifully written and moving book is My Name is Asher Lev, the story of a young Hassidic […]

Room by Emma Donoghue Five year old Jack has spent his entire life in an 11 x 11 foot room, with his Ma, eating, sleeping, learning and playing. Room is the world to Jack, but to his mother it is a prison she has survived in since she was abducted at age 19. Jack and […]

The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass If you have read my mini bio at the beginning of Sasee, it will not surprise you that I wanted to read and review the The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass. Percy Darling (how could there be a better name) is a 70 year old widower, settling into a […]

The Hedges by Peter Hedges Many of us seek a happy relationship or marriage and the love of family and friends. What happens to us when we find these things may not be satisfying? Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, 1991) tells an often humorous, yet tender story in The Heights, a novel with sympathetically […]

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel, One Amazing Thing is equal parts beauty and drama. The characters in this book are so extraordinary and intelligently conceived; you will never forget them or their story. An earthquake traps nine people in the basement of an Indian Visa office in an […]

The appeal of Anna Quindlen’s novel is her ability to entrance the reader immediately and emotionally from page one. One True Thing and Black and Blue are two of Quindlen’s earlier novels that were enormously popular, and her most recent book, Every Last One, is sure to be as well. Quindlen has the incredible ability […]

It’s “beach read” season, and, this month, Sasee has something for everyone! Salomé by Patti Rutka The story of Salomé has been told through the ages and is written in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Patti Rutka delves into the biblical story and looks beyond the beheading of John the Baptist and what circumstances […]

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