Month: February 2020

  • A memoir, and much more

    Bob Moyer loves New Orleans and visits often. Here he reviews a book about a side of New Orleans most tourists don’t visit, a book about “people that people don’t write books about.” Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE YELLOW HOUSE. By Sarah M. Broom. Grove Press. 304 pages. $26. New Orleans has certain phrases […]

  • Spenser’s in LA, but everything else is in its place

    Bob Moyer has read a lot of Spenser books, and he says Ace Atkins has things pretty well in hand in this latest. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer ANGEL EYES. A Spenser Novel. By Ace Atkins. Penguin. 320 pages. $27. Everything in its place. That’s what Spenser fans expect after 48 books in the series, […]

  • Life and love amid the chaos

    Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA. By Isabel Allende. Random House Audio. Read by Edoardo Ballerini. 10 hours; 8 CDs. $40. Also available in print from Ballantine Books. A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende’s new novel, is historical fiction at its best. It tells a remarkable story that […]