Book Review: The Last Fish Tale by Mark Kurlansky


Author: Mark Kurlansky Title: The Last Fish Tale Publication Info: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc. (2008) ISBN: 1433214776 Summary/Review: Mark Kurlansky, author of excellent books about Cod and Salt, takes on the unique fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts in this work.  Kurlansky approaches Gloucester from all angles with a historical survey stretching back to colonial times (and…

Book Review: The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome by John F. Wasik


Author: John F. Wasik Title: The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome Publication Info: New York : Bloomberg Press, c2009. ISBN: 9781576603208 Summary/Review: A new and timely book explores the housing crisis that has contributed to worldwide economic collapse over the past year.  Wasik deals out a fair share of blame to Wall Street, banks, home buyers, and governments,…

Book Review: The John Cheever Audio Collection by John Cheever


Author: John Cheever Title: The John Cheever Audio Collection Publication Info: Harper / Caedmon Audio (June 2003) ISBN: 0060554835 Summary/Review: Preparing for career week in high school, the guidance counselor asked what type of job I wanted to have.  I told him I wanted to be an author.  He asked what type of writing I…