REVIEW: GILLESPIE & I by Jane Harris

I am still reeling from this book.  Surprising at every turn — and I’m not easily surprised.  Nor am I easily impressed, particularly when it comes to books.  The writing is fabulous – both in style and in storytelling. The first-person narrator, Harriet Baxter, is an older women now, in 1933.  She has decided to…

REVIEW: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE GREAT by Rachel Shukert

This is unabashed writing at its funniest.  Imagine if David Sedaris were a twentysomething, Jewish, naive, experimental actor abroad, with questionable taste in men — then wrote a book about it. Shukert’s exploits include landing an unpaid gig in an acting troupe that specializes in nontraditional performance pieces.  The show, seemingly forever in rehearsal, finally…