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Jane’s Book Review – Tough without a Gun : The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart by Stefan Kanfer

Humphrey Bogart was born Christmas Day in 1899 and died January 14, 1957.  Only 58 years old, he left a body of work in American Film so profound he was dubbed the “Greatest Male Star in Cinema History” by the American Film Institute.  After working in pictures for years, his career didn’t even take off until he was 40.  In the following 18 years he gave nuanced, powerful performances in “High Sierra”  “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” “The Petrified Forest” “The Ma

DVD's - Upcoming and Current Releases for August through September

DVD's - Upcoming & Current Releases for August thru September

 

JA Book Club November Meeting

The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat.

Jane's two newest favorite movies

My new favorite movies are "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."  They are both British (I admit to a weakness for Brit Flicks) and are both quirky and tart/sweet.

JA Book Club October Meeting

The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat. The book for September was "Sand Sharks" and revolved around a murder at a Judges conference at the ocean.

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