Monthly Archives: May 2011

WWII Documentary

I received this email from a good friend today: Help spread this important message: This story is incredible. Send this touching two-minute video about World War II veterans to FIVE friends and family to remind them that every day alive … Continue reading

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Freedom

The red and blue striped book cover spine of The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw has been staring at me from my bookcase for years.  This Memorial Day weekend, I decided it would be a good time to pull the … Continue reading

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Abuse in Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison is an emotional, semi-autobiographical story focusing on the issue of child abuse. Told from the perspective of a young, fatherless girl nicknamed “Bone”, the story is deeply disturbing, but so well written that … Continue reading

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Oh Ernest!

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain is a fictional novel based on the life of Ernest and Hadley Hemingway (copyright 2011).  The book is beautifully written and one can’t help but feel heartbroken for Hadley.  I think the author did … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre Prequel

Wide Sargasso Sea was written by Jane Rhys in 1966, one hundred and nineteen years after the publication of Jane Eyre. This chilling story begins in Jamaica in the 1830’s not long after slavery has been abolished and it ends … Continue reading

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On the Street Where You Live

A Corner in the Marais by Alex Karmel is a memoir written by a former American now living in the Marais section of Paris.  Karmel and his wife purchased a pied-à-terre in 1982 and his fascination with neighborhood led him … Continue reading

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Well, Don’t That Beat All

If you have ever lived in the South like I have, you will love The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It is an incredible book.  I became interested in the book after reading a review of it and hearing from numerous … Continue reading

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