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Tampa by Alissa Nutting. $ 2.99 From the Jacket Copy: Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She’s undeniably attractive. She drives a red Corvette with tinted windows. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed, and devoted to her. But Celeste’s devotion lies elsewhere. She has a singular ... more >
Victor/Victoria (1982) Genre: Romantic Comedy/Musical Grade: B+ Victor/Victoria has long been a favorite of mine for many reasons. It’s got a cast crammed with fantastic actors who inhabit their roles like a second skin, it’s funny, it’s poignant and it’s got Julie Andrews’ voice and Henry Mancini’s music all through ... more >
Interview: Lucy Lethbridge, Author Of ‘Servants’ – For those who found the article yesterday on below-stairs servants interesting, here is an interview with Lucy Lethbridge, whose new book looks to be interesting and informative. “I read a lot of butlers’ memoirs, and what I found particularly fascinating was how [they] ... more >
This book is free. I recently featured it when the price was 99c. I thought the premise was intriguing but I haven’t read it yet. I’ve featured at least one of the Wilde books at 99c but the entire box set is now on sale for .99c and contains three ... more >
Authors Guild Appeals Google Decision – The Authors Guild provided notice that it is appealing Judge Chin’s dismissal of the Guild’s suit against Google. They did not file a brief, but their notice was filed in the Second Circuit, where the Author’s Guild v. HathiTrust case is also in process. Hathi is ... more >