Kitty Kelley Interviews Diane Kiesel, Author of ‘She Can Bring Us Home’

March 26, 2019

THE NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT JUDGE AND FORMER JOURNALIST DISCUSSES A GROUNDBREAKING CIVIL RIGHTS FIGURE WHO NEVER REALLY GOT HER DUE. REVIEWED BY KITTY KELLEY Kitty Kelley: Who was […]

Death Rarely Takes a Holiday: ‘The Friend’

March 7, 2019

A WRITER SORTS OUT HER LOVER’S SUICIDE IN SIGRID NUNEZ’S INTIMATE, INCANDESCENT NOVEL. REVIEWED BY KITTY KELLEY If “The Friend” by Sigrid Nunez, a 2018 National Book Award winner, slipped […]

‘All In’ for the Georgetown Book Club

January 23, 2019

By Kitty Kelley [Editor’s note: Usually in this space, The Georgetowner runs book reviews by author Kitty Kelley. In this issue, we switch it up and find Kelley joining a […]

‘Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch’

January 9, 2019

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Anyone who has followed the Kennedys knows the bar is high for books on the subject. Having been inundated for the past 50 years with hundreds […]

‘The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy’

December 19, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley “The Patriarch” is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888–1969). It resounds with the drama of rolling drums to introduce a […]

‘The Library Book’: An Irresistible Homage to the World of Words

December 7, 2018

As a writer who reveres libraries and genuflects to librarians, I was predisposed to embrace “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. I just didn’t expect to fall in love so […]