• Review: “Sewing the Rainbow”

    Review: “Sewing the Rainbow”

    “Sewing the Rainbow” The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag By Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown Magination Press $9.99 Children 4-8 “Sewing the Rainbow” is the illustrated story of Gilbert Baker, gay man and activist, who in 1978 flew his rainbow flag for the first time, the banner that became the worldwide symbol of the LGBTQ ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Review: “The Gargoyle Hunters”

    Review: “The Gargoyle Hunters”

    “The Gargoyle Hunters” By John Freeman Gill Fiction Vintage Books $16.95 Fact, fiction, funny and sad, “The Gargoyle Hunters” is a story of a city kid growing up in a brownstone in 1974. This isn’t any city kid. This is born and bred New Yorker John Freeman Gill, award-winning and anthologized real estate and architectural writer who turns his impressive ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Book Review: “Saving Fire Island From Robert Moses”

    Book Review: “Saving Fire Island From Robert Moses”

    “Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses: The Fight for a National Seashore”By Christopher VergaArcadia Publishing and The History Press $21.99 It may take a village to raise a child, but it took 17 Fire Island communities to take down Robert Moses. It was no small task to tackle the power broker who ruled the roadways with a finger snap in ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem: Independence Day on Fire Island: Photography by Susan Kravitz

    Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem: Independence Day on Fire Island: Photography by Susan Kravitz

    (Article originally published in Fire Island News September 2, 2016) When Editor Shoshanna McCollum asked me to review a book on the invasion of the Pines in Fire Island, I thought deer, ticks and Lyme disease. Not a very upbeat topic to wind down this season’s reviews. What a surprise I was in for!   Kravitz, Dean for Arts and Humanities ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Review: “Shipwreck of Hopes”

    Review: “Shipwreck of Hopes”

    By Rita Plush “Shipwreck of Hopes” By Angela Reich Historical Fiction Amazon $17.99 Author, educator, and researcher Angela Reich combines her love of history and the sea to bring readers the imagined Hannah Oaks of Fire Island, and Margaret Fuller, prominent 19th century writer, into a work of historical fiction. Setting her story against the isolated beaches of Fire Island, ... Full StoryREAD MORE »