Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister, a review by Dawn Olsen

Erica Bauermeister, author of The School of Essential Ingredients, said in an interview with Lucy Hannau that she “wanted to write books about the small, ‘unimportant’ things in life.” Indeed, much like her previous best-selling novel, Joy for Beginners shimmers with lush descriptions as it celebrates the unexpected. It is a tale of the adventures, forgiveness, love and recognition that a close-knit group... read more

Isabel Allende, an interview

19 books,translated into 35 languages. More than 57 million copies sold. 12 international honorary doctorates, 50 awards in more than 15 countries and 2 international movies; these are Isabel Allende’s impressive numbers. Our super media coordinator Lucy Hannau contacted her for an interview and was rewarded with a prompt and kind answer. We thank Ms Allende immensely for her friendship and we... read more

New Year’s Eve, a review by Bodie Shallenberger

New year’s Eve, film, review, Zac Efron, Gary Marshall, Michelle Pfeiffer. “New Year’s Eve” is the romantic comedy that intertwines the stories of a multitude of big-name actors/actresses serving the hyped-up, stereotypical one night that anything could happen: New Year’s Eve. The quality that makes it instantly appealing is the number of well-known stars that are a part of the story. One may single... read more

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, reviewed by Louisa Klein

Just go and watch “A Game of Shadows”, the last Sherlock Holmes film. You won’t regret it. Folks, I assure you it’s worth the price of the ticket and more. It’s fantastical, furious and really funny – and in my opinion much better than the 2009 film which revived the Holmes franchise. Here’s for you a quick plot summary: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has... read more

Firoozeh Dumas, an interview.

Another amazing interview by our super media-coordinator Lucy Hannau. This time is the turn of Iranian best selling author Firoozeh Dumas. Here are some info from the author’s website: Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran and moved to Whittier, California at the age of seven. After a two-year stay, she and her family moved back to Iran and lived in Ahvaz and Tehran. Two... read more

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