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: contemporary altruists—an oxymoron? (f); a hipster La Ronde of sorts (f) a nonbinary memoir in graphic form (nf); stunning Japanese-American teen book (f); Atkinson’s latest (f); and perverse... read more →
This installment: a chilling psychological thriller, literally and figuratively (f); the Serpent in Paradise—a yoga teacher? (f); an utterly wacky graphic novel (f); she disappears; is she dead? (f); an... read more →
This installment: passion for Greek-- and Greece (nf); Bergman meets Mozart (DVD); Hollywood, rehab, pissed off offspring—a romp (f); Michigan meets Hollywood with first magical, then peculiar consequences (f); haunting... read more →
This installment: a tricksy psychological thriller (f); a droll CD with a French twist (f); a teen take on culinary skills (f); another thriller, very suspenseful (f); an inspiring documentary... read more →
This installment: WWII in Marsailles (f); Reichl’s latest (nf); art in Buenos Aires and beyond (f); more O’Nan (f); uplifting book about life facing death (nf); and Heller’s latest—rough times... read more →
This installment: the Gilded Age on the East Coast (f); nastiness at an English college (f); surrealistic “real life” stories (f); three floors, three stories—all fraught (f); more O’Nan (f);... read more →