Library lovers will revel in the historical fiction of ‘The Lions of Fifth Avenue’

Living inside a library sounds like a dream. But the social tumult of the early 1900s can’t be kept outside the walls forever. What really happened to the Lyons family all those years ago?

Mina Baites plays a bittersweet tune in ‘The Silver Music Box’

Johann Blumenthal is a German silversmith, a talented silversmith who counts both Gentiles and his fellow Jews among his regular customers in The Silver Music Box (2017) by Mina Baites. Filled with love for a homeland that doesn’t always love him back, he enlists in the German Army to fight in World War I. BeforeContinue reading “Mina Baites plays a bittersweet tune in ‘The Silver Music Box’”