Denise Neary

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Regular contributor Denise Neary shares her latest discovery.  Book Clubs… this one’s for you! Until our book club won copies of Night Road by Kristin Hannah, in  a contest sponsored by the author and Bookreporter, I’d never read one of Ms. Hannah’s books. Two months later, and I am on my third….and my book club has discussed two, Night [...]

By | 2012-03-11T10:54:42+00:00 March 11th, 2012|Books, Reviews|0 Comments


Regular contributor Denise Neary is back today with a review of a book you may have missed last year. I know I did. THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE came out in 2010 and is described by the Chicago Sun Times as “An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West.”   That [...]

By | 2011-10-06T11:23:14+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Reading Rx

It is true that for some of us books are our biggest comfort.  Just looking around my apartment at the stacks of books makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and getting to spend hours curled up with one is a luxury, a blessing and sometimes even a cure.  In today’s post, regular contributor Denise Neary shares her prescription [...]

By | 2011-03-10T13:18:30+00:00 March 10th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Random Reflections from the Week

Another great week here at Midtown Review.  We introduced two new contributors, Denise Neary and Ana Raquel – both with great perspectives and a great love for books AND our podcast is now available on iTunes.  Click here to subscribe! And as usual as all that was going on, I had a few random thoughts I just had to [...]

By | 2013-11-24T21:50:14+00:00 February 13th, 2011|Life, Other Random Sh*t|7 Comments

ROOM with a Viewpoint

Emma Donoghue explores some unquestionably scary territory in her latest novel ROOM.  The story’s narrator, Jack is born in captivity in a small shed where his mother has been abducted and forced to live for years.  From that description, you might be expecting something gruesome but what Donoghue has produced is touching, smart, sweet, uplifting and funny. For me, [...]

By | 2011-02-10T09:30:55+00:00 February 10th, 2011|Books, Reviews|2 Comments