Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

I was first given the book Winter's Tale by a woman who worked with me in a law firm,  several years ago. She was an odd woman, claiming to be psychic and in touch with - in her own words - "the universal forces." She was a practicing Wiccan, though it turns out she was … Continue reading Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

In memory of my beloved grandfather Tito Baca, who lived his life to the fullest. Just like Zorba. Zorba the Greek is a man well known to me. This book, as well as the movie, was something I read as a teenager, not really "getting" it, but when I came across a used edition in … Continue reading Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander Series)

So I won't bore you with my gushing adoration for the books of Diana Gabaldon. If you're a book lover, a lover of history, a lover of epic love stories, a lover of time travel, or if you watch STARZ, you've probably heard of the Outlander series by this marvelous writer, and hopefully, you also … Continue reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander Series)

Madeleine’s Ghost by Robert Girardi

I've lost track of how many times I've read this book. My sister even comments when I tell her I'm reading it again, and she never comments on my books. "What? Madeleine's Ghost AGAIN? Haven't you read it like a billion times?" Not quite. I just love this novel. It hits me in the heart … Continue reading Madeleine’s Ghost by Robert Girardi