Book Review: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian


Author: Chris Bohjalian Title: Skeletons at the Feast Publication Info: Books on Tape, 2008 ISBN: 9781415948910 Summary/Review: The William & Mary Alumni Boston Chapter selected this novel set in German-occupied Poland at the end of the Second World War.  It tells the story of three different journeys that intertwine and complement one another.  First there…

Book Review: The Invisible Hook by Peter T. Leeson


Author: Peter T. Leeson Title: The invisible hook : the hidden economics of pirates Publication Info: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009. ISBN: 9780691137476 Summary/Review: I awaited the release of this book with great anticipation as it contains three elements I can’t resists: pirates, quirky application of social sciences,  and a terrific pun in the…

Book Review: The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie


Author: Salman Rushdie Title: The Enchantress of Florence Publication Info: Overdrive Publications (2008), Audio CD ISBN: 1436119375 Summary/Review: The  story in the book is about a visit by a Florentine man to the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, claiming to be a long lost relative.  But the The Enchantress of Florence is about stories…