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by John Hall
A Rock'n'Roll Journey to Congress and Back
Tue Nov 8th, 2016

You might remember him as the man who beat Sue Kelly and went to Congress with more than a bit of Rock’n Roll in his background.   He had been with the band Orleans and wrote the song “Still the One” that was used by George W. Bush as a theme song for his 2004 campaign.    That...

Book Review
Reviewed by Antonia Shoumatoff
Mon Oct 31st, 2016

Maxine Paetro may be better known locally for her exquisite garden than she is for being an internationally-acclaimed author.  Her latest book, co-authored with James Patterson, Woman of God, is a courageous undertaking, in that it addresses some of the heavier issues of our time....

Tue Oct 4th, 2016

The recently published “A House in the Country” is a captivating account of how architect, Peter Pennoyer and his wife, designer Katie Ridder created their handsome residence at the corner of Shuman and Ludlow Woods Roads. 

The couple came to Millbrook a few years ago because...

by Thomas McGonigle
Dublin in 1972
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Sat Sep 17th, 2016

Thomas McGonigle’s St. Patrick’s Day has won the annual Notre Dame Review Book Prize. McGonigle is the author of two previous fascinating novels: Going to Patchogue (1992) and The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov (1997). The former chronicles an American ex-pat...