Two Narrative Nonfiction Mini-Reviews

I love narrative nonfiction, and in discussing this genre, two titles that inevitably come up as outstanding examples of nonfiction perfectly crafted into a narrative structure are Five Days at Memorial and In the Kingdom of Ice. Let's talk about them! Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink  Physician and... Continue Reading →

Secrets and Stories from the American Museum of Natural History

My photo of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. I don't know why I took the picture from that angle with the tree barging in. It looks spooky. Book review: Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History, by Douglas Preston (Amazon / Book Depository) This magnificent... Continue Reading →

Field Guide to the Strange and Unusual

Quinta da Regaliera in Sintra, near Lisbon, Portugal. Me, in blue, in the deep, dark, moss-covered Initiation Well where Masonic ceremonies allegedly took place. One of the fantastic, fascinating sites highlighted in the book Book review: Atlas Obscura, by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton (Amazon / Book Depository) How often do you hear of travel guides... Continue Reading →

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