Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Deeply personal & powerful memoir asking a most sacred question. With purpose our life is more meaningful, rewarding, and enriching... just what I believe Irene's mother was trying to show her. Without a purpose we flounder and lose ourselves, the subtle message powdering the center of the book; what comes full circle. Picturesque.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Although humorously told in English, I wished I knew Russian imagining how Russian humor translated to get the full vibe of this inspiring memoir of short stories. "The Compromise," was absolutely delightful. Loved this solidly grounded principled story. "A Couple of Drunkards," ...just pick me up off the floor hilarious. The new frantic parents and the trouble Dina caused...typical, though I couldn't help but laugh picturing it. "The antidote that cured Vova (his son) of bronchitis," simply invaluable. And not just the remedy itself, but the message behind the remedy. Lovely Work.