Category: The Writer’s Workshop Book Review

Old Age Prime Time for Creative Work: Review of Dancing with the Muse in Old Age by Priscilla Long By Nicholas O’Connell   Aging is not supposed to be pretty: Depends. Geritol. Nursing homes. Alzheimer’s. Loneliness. Isolation. Dementia. Walk in …

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Review by Kate Jackson for The Writer’s Workshop “Do you believe in the human heart?…….Do you think there is such a thing?  Something that makes each of us special and individual?”  These profound …

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Oak Flat:  A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West By Lauren Redniss Reviewed by Kate Jackson This is a stunning visual nonfiction book written by an award-winning author with the eye of an artist and the voice of …

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By Kate Jackson   Two fathers, two daughters, Israeli and Palestinian, woven together by two tragedies: this is the substance of Colum McCann’s latest novel.  Published in February 2020, the characters and events are based on actual people and events.  …

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  By Nicholas O’Connell Talk about prescient. Lawrence Wright’s new novel, The End of October, appeared in April, 2020, right as COVID-19 exploded across the U.S. and world. A medical thriller, the novel tells the story of a fictional pandemic …

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Author Lawrence Wright interviewed by Nicholas O’Connell of The Writer’s Workshop about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower, (2006) about the events leading up to 9/11, the novel, The End of October, (2020) about a fictional plague, and recently, …

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