Monthly Archives: September 2011

Amazing

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann is a fabulous book! I am amazed it was not chosen for any literary awards.  In my opinion, it should have been given a well deserved prize.  The story is so good … Continue reading

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Siren Song

Written in 1945, Peabody’s Mermaid by Guy and Constance Jones is a delightful story about a man who catches a mermaid.  The book was made into a movie which starred William Powell in the title role.  I saw the movie many years ago … Continue reading

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Tenacity or Stupidity?

I regretfully admit I read 162 pages of The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom before throwing in the towel.  Initially, I was visually seduced by the interesting book jacket and the fact that this book won the 2008 AWF Award. … Continue reading

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Laying Rails

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson is a very short book filled with days long past. Similar to Willa Cather’s stories, this novel is about a man who lived in the American West during the early days of the 20th century. These … Continue reading

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Elementary My Dear

Arthur and George by Julian Barnes is a very enjoyable novel for anyone who loves mysteries and is a fan of Sherlock Holmes.  This story centers on the relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji.  They met under unusual … Continue reading

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