Peyton Place (1957)

Peyton Place is a small town in New England which, at first glance, may seem like the perfect town. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll see cracks in the façade. Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) is new in town and looking for work. He’s eventually hired by Leslie Harrington (Leon Ames), the town’s big-time mill… Read More Peyton Place (1957)

Could it be a movie?: Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee

Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee is dubbed “A Novel of Second Chances.” The novel tells the story of Emily, a hard-working literary editor and devoted wife, whose world is turned upside down when her husband dies in a tragic accident. In addition to her work as an editor, Emily volunteers at an animal… Read More Could it be a movie?: Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee

Could it be a movie?: The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

What happens when you die? After making a short journey through an unusual desert or ocean, with the sound of a heartbeat pounding in your ears, you may end up in The City. Imitating any decent-sized city on Earth, The City is fully functional. Residents live in apartment buildings. There are restaurants, shops, and parks. There’s… Read More Could it be a movie?: The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

Could it be a movie?: Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy

Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey by Peter Carlson is a fantastic non-fiction read about two New York Tribune reporters, Junius Browne and Albert Richardson, and their time spent hunting down stories in the Confederate states during the American civil war. As soon as I read the synopsis for this… Read More Could it be a movie?: Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy