Author Event: Joshua Henkin and *Matrimony*

I had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Joshua Henkin at a book reading last weekend.  The reading was on a Sunday afternoon at Newtonville Books, which I hadn’t visited before.  It’s a great independent bookstore with a large and comfy children’s section, lots of author events, and a very cool meeting room where the readings are [...]

The Week Ahead: September 6 – 12, 2008

First, I want to thank everyone who joined me in planning The Week Ahead during August and September.  I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you all, including:



Ti at Book Chatter and Other Stuff
Bree at The Things We Read
Shannon at Confuzzled Books
Stephanie at And Life Goes On …

I gave everyone one entry for each The Week Ahead [...]

The Week Ahead: September 29 – October 5, 2008

It’s time for me to sit down and plan what’s happening for me this week – bookish and otherwise.  There’s a whole lot of “otherwise” this week – the two older kids start swim team so we have 4 hours in the pool plus packing (“where are my goggles!”), drive time and me in the [...]

The Week Ahead: September 15 – 21, 2008

I’m posting my Week Ahead a day earlier than usual this week – it’s going to be a busy week!  There’s a lot happening here and on other book blogs in conjunction with Book Blogger Appreciation Week … check out this partial listing of what’s going on in my little corner of the world:

Monday 9/15 – I’m [...]

BBAW contest for the folks who READ book blogs!

Next week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week … there are guests posts, giveaways, interviews, awards galore, etc.!

What’s in it for the person who reads book blogs (doesn’t have one of his/her own) … PLENTY!  Where would book bloggers be without the loyal readers who contribute so much to our blogs with feedback, comments, questions?!?  This [...]

Book Review: *Matrimony* by Joshua Henkin


Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Publisher: Vintage (August 26, 2008 )
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 030727716X
ISBN-13: 978-0307277169

Matrimony is the second novel by author Joshua Henkin, who has also published Swimming Across the Hudson (1997) and several short stories.  I found Matrimony such a pleasant and “cozy” read that I’m planning to look up his other work.

Let’s start with the [...]