The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haynes
I just finished reading The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haynes. This book is a mystery about a fifteen year old girl, in the WWII 1940s, who transfers from the Upper East Side & her private school and life. Her mother commits suicide, so she must live with her dad, a private eye, in a seedier side of NYC, and attend public school. (the horror!) A classmate goes missing, her dad is hired to find out why, and our heroine, Iris, just wants to help!!
This book, as most mysteries do, keeps you turning pages to find out whodunit! It’s a quick read, but one I couldn’t put down!!
I give it 4.5 stars. :)
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An open letter to O, The Oprah Magazine
I was deeply disappointed & offended by your “Hiding In Plain Sight” article in the April 2012 issue. I do not have sympathy for this person because she, as well as her family, are in the USA illegally. The rest of us have to follow the rules, obey laws & pay taxes in order to live here, she is not. Her husbands visa expired, his welcome has expired as well. He needs to renew, gain citizenship, or leave. I am saddened that you would publish such hypocritical article, as you’ve done so much work on peace, equality & racism. Is the statement about “the white checkout girl hissing” not racist too? Or is this statement warranted because white people shouldn’t be frusterared? Honestly, I am rethinking my subscription, because of the hate talk in this article. I am very disappointed, as I thought this was a liberal open-minded publication, but one that would respect the countries’ laws & policies.
BookReview: MobDaughter by Karen Gravano
I just finished reading MobDaughter by Karen Gravano. I’ve always had an affinity for mafia, & although I think the actual reality of the life would scare me to death, it is fascinating.
In this book, we find out what the actual reality IS like, and it is scary, sad, anxious, but beautiful too. Beautiful, in that loyalty never dies; even when her father, Sammy “the Bull” Gravano ratted, and cooperated with authorities. The family felt betrayed, but it led us to understand, at least, why he did. Under those circumstances, who wouldn’t?!
I’m a fan of the tv show, MobWives, in which Karen Gravano stars. This book gave insights I wish I had known going into MobWives, it’s a new understanding of her story, and her story beyond her father. It will just make reruns that much better!!
I definitely recommend this book,It’s a quick read, as there’s constant high drama; and/or if you like mafia, or ever wondered what it would like to be in that life. Here are your answers!
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