• Review: “A Speck in the Sea”

    Review: “A Speck in the Sea”

    “A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue” by John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski Non fiction Hachette Books $15.99 Man overboard! Montauk lobsterman John Aldridge only wished someone had shouted out that little missive the summer evening of 2013. But when the skilled sailor (he was a fisherman for two decades) slid off the flat open stern ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Two Very Different, but Important Books

    Two Very Different, but Important Books

    “Raise Your Hand” by Alice Paul Tapper Illustrated by Marta Kissi Children’s Fiction 4+ Penguin Workshop, $17.99 “My name is Alice Paul Tapper, but you can call me Alice,” author Tapper says on the opening page of “Raise Your Hand” (from now on I will), personalizing her engaging story from the get go. The illustrations even resemble her photo. But ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Review “Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color”

    Review “Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color”

    “Rainbow Warrior My Life in Color” by Gilbert Baker Chicago Review Press $26.99 “Rainbow Warrior” is no misnomer. Gilbert Baker persevered through a repressive Kansas childhood and recurring depressions. In 1994, he took on Mayor Rudy Giuliani to carry his mile long rainbow flag up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick’s Cathedral in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • 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 »