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: Kansas circa 1929 (f); surrogacy for the 1% (f); Jarmusch’s latest (DVD); “Kathy” tells all (nf); a subtle Scandinavian psychological mystery (f); and the plight of women trapped... read more →
This installment: third in the series featuring functional folks with autism (f); an improbable heart-lifting trek (nf); dark yet tender British humor (f); a teenager caught between two towns—one pious,... read more →
This installment: an alternative treatment for autism sparks tragedy (f); the nightmarish Nickel Academy in the south in the ‘60s (f); Gilbert’s latest (f); a peculiar thriller (); Atwood’s latest... read more →
This installment: clever Israeli short stories (f); an historical novel with a Jewish theme (f); Lippman’s latest; a true crime podcast stimulates further inquiry (f); white privilege in Maine (f);... read more →
This installment: CD version of an historical novel based in Burma (f); the latest Penny (f); historical novel/fable about a young black slave (f); a father/daughter’s nightmarish “adventure” (f); the... read more →
This installment: suspense in the jungle (f); suspense in the Northwest (f); early Herzog (DVD); a fresh, dark take on motherhood (nf); depressed—but good writing (f); and coming through a... read more →
This installment: disappearances in rural Russia (f); surrealistic Nigerian short stories (f); a psychological thriller (); a brilliant documentary about McQueen (DVD); an in depth study of women’s love lives... read more →