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Christine Brower-Cohen
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The Rumor
Each summer I try to read at least one of Elin Hilderbrand's novels.  If you want to feel like you are on vacation, she is the author for you.  In The Rumor,  Ms. Hilderbrand once again shows us events from different characters'  points of view.  This time ...
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Love and Gelato
Love and Gelato is a delightful young-adult novel by Jenna Evans Welch .  Set in Tuscany, Italy  much of the action takes place in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence.   For a mature teen in your life, this book has romance, mystery, and grief, all ...
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There Are No Grown-Ups
I recently finished reading, There are No Grown-Ups, by Pamela Druckerman , an American journalist living in Paris.  I loved her witty, insightful comments on parenting, careers, aging, and of course her vivid description of Paris.  One quote that resonated...
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Happy 4th of July!
Happy 4th!  As you celebrate the day and contemplate what independence means to you, you might enjoy the PBS series Hamilton's America.    For the young readers in your life, the book,  Alex and Eliza was published in April. Happy reading, Christine
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Michael Bond Dies
Author, Michael Bond , creator of Paddington Bear has died.
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Happy June
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” ―  L.M. Montgomery ,  Anne of the Island I loved reading Anne of Green Gables with my daughter!  Happy June! Happy reading, Christine
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My Article in School Library Journal
A piece that I wrote for School Library Journal can be found here . Happy reading, Christine
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The Boys (and Girls!) in the Boat
Congratulations to the US Women's Rowing team in took gold in the coxed eight rowing event.  I never realized what a grueling sport rowing was until I read The Boys in the Boat.   Now, PBS is airing a special about the 1936 Olympic team featured in the book...
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Here's to Us
Elin Hilderbrand's  latest book, Here's to Us, is a quick, easy beach read that will not only make you want to visit Nantucket, it will make you hungry.  Her descriptions of the idyllic beach community are matched only by her descriptions of the smells, tas...
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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter
In honor of Harry Potter's birthday, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is being released today. Happy reading, Christine
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