Neshama Franklin is an omnivorous reader who needs to keep track of all she reads and then shares the best of the bunch. She's worked at the Fairfax library for a quarter century plus, has a radio show where she reads what she loves, including reviews, and hosts Marin Poets Live!
This installment: a trickster's tale (f); Korean women (f); Black, Japanese-American--this gay couple has problems (f); a lesbian Muslim teen has problems (f); and lum dwellers in India fight demolition... read more →
This installment: Ferrante's latest (f); cool off in Iceland (nf); a poet's experience in El Salvador (nf); Picoult's latest (f); and how to address gender-fluid folks (nf). Editor’s Note: The... read more →
This installment: French's latest (f); brilliant short stories, animals included (f); religion, addiction, science, immigration--a rich exploration (f-CD); can bad girls learn to levitate? (f); and this book made my... read more →
This installment: teen identity confusion (f); Backman's latest (f); time and writing: what do they mean in the great scheme of things? (nf); smug neighbors get their comeuppance (f); and an economist unwinds... read more →
This installment: fishing exigencies in Alaska (f); all about swimming (nf); WWII in Norway (f); East vs West, Egypt/America (f); creative anachronism in Wichita (f); Editor’s Note: The titles and... read more →
This installment: will the Sicilian mama ever accepts her son's African-American bride? (nf); Knisley on maternity (f); teenage transgender angst (f-CD); drought and perverted faith in California (f); and Duterte's... read more →
This installment: a teen novel about gender fluidity (f); post-coma, changes galore (f); brilliant essays on schizophrenia (nf); brilliant essays (nf); and a creepy psychological mystery (f). Editor’s Note: The... read more →