T. Tembarom Engagingly Quirky “Orphan” Novel

Orphaned at 10, T. Tembarom goes to work selling newspapers. Cheerful and practical, the lad makes do with whatever comes his way, even discarding his name for a less embarrassing one. Through hard work and good sense, Tembarom eventually gets a foot in the newsroom door. He hopes to become a news reporter. While pounding […]

Happy 150th birthday to Edith Wharton

January 24 will be the 150th birthday of New York City author Edith Wharton. Pat Ryan has written a retrospective for the New York Times mingling historical perspective on Wharton’s work with insights into the  American fascination with British aristocracy as evidenced in the popularity of the  mini-series “Downton Abbey” currently in its second season […]