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End-of-summer reads

by anneMoore on September 11, 2019

I wait all year for summer. I did as a child, growing up in suburban New Jersey. Summer meant freedom from coats and boots and car culture. I rode my bike to the pool, swam and raced all day, ate a deli-sandwich downtown. With my mom we bought peaches and tomatoes from the farm stand.  […]


Books: best of 2016

by anneMoore on December 20, 2016

A very satisfying year in books. Below, my favorite reads. The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan Characters linked by the devastation of a bomb set in a crowded marketplace. They grow up and old in surprising, unsettling ways.     Christodora, by Tim Murphy A sprawling read set in lower Manhattan, 1970’s to […]

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Books: Recent reads

by anneMoore on October 12, 2016

Most recently I read and enjoyed Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, a modern Hamlet narrated by a full-term fetus. Trudy, the pregnant mother, has dismissed her poet husband John from his childhood home, a crumbling mansion in a fashionable part of London. Taking his place? His brother Claude. Together, Trudy and Claude conspire to murder John Cairncross, […]

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Books: Reading in Florida and Chiberia

by anneMoore on January 7, 2014

Doesn’t matter if it’s balmy (ahhh, Florida in December) or bitterly cold (Chiberia, Day 2): either place you’ll find my head in a book. I’ve read some really good ones lately. No duds. First, Dave Eggers’ The Circle. I loved Eggers’ last, A Hologram for the King. That’s the kind of reader I am, like […]

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Books: Reading Pythonga, Part 2

by anneMoore on August 16, 2012

My husband’s family have been members at Pythonga since the early 70′s. Every year I invariably pack more books than clothes and still can manage to run out of things to read! You have to have the “boat book”, something if it gets wet, no big deal. Then the “porch book” and “beach book” and […]

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