But, right now, I'm pretty much IN A WELCOME HOME COMA...!!
***************so, until I have a minute to unpack and gather my thoughts... I'm posting a few NYC re-runs...!!
The first time I read a Linda Fairstein book was maybe 15 years ago.
Those were the early days of the TMBC (Tuesday Morning Book Club). My cousin Linda picked it for our book club and I WAS HOOKED. I don't actually remember that first title -- but there have been many since. At this point, I get five or six chapters into a Fairstein book and realize I've already read it. I thought about writing down the titles of books as I read them...but then again...that feels like work. And reading should be all about the PLEASURE...
|At book club -- sharing Linda Fairstein books...|
For me -- the BEST thing about her books is that they are always set in New York City. Linda Fairstein was the chief prosecutor in the Sexual Victims Unit for 20 years -- so the mysteries always have that bedrock of authenticity. So make no mistake -- the crimes can be disturbing.
But she ALWAYS, ALWAYS TEACHES me something unexpected or even shocking about the buildings, people and places of New York City.
|I learned so much about the art world as it exists in New York City...|
|Historical lessons...about Bannerman Castle, Governor's Island, etc.|
|She writes about an abandoned mental hospital on an island in the East River...|
|The Baptist churches in Harlem used to be Jewish synagogues!|