Repentance by Andrew Lam

Repentance by Andrew Lam

Reviewed by Cara LaVigne “Kodomo no tameni… It means, ‘for the sake of the children.’”
 Andrew Lam’s Repentance unravels the life of a dysfunctional family as he reveals the secrets of a soldier fighting during WWII in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated unit composed of Japanese-American soldiers. The title of the book, Repentance, …

Parisian Lives, by Deirdre Bair, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

Parisian Lives, by Deirdre Bair, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

Reviewed by Martha Patterson In this shining and hard-to-put down memoir, journalist Deirdre Bair writes of interviews she conducted with playwright Samuel Beckett (WAITING FOR GODOT) and feminist Simone de Beauvoir (THE SECOND SEX) in Paris during the 1970s and ‘80s, while completing biographies of both. Bair had never authored a biography before, but Beckett, …