Monthly Archives: October 2011

Main Street USA

Sherwood Anderson, the author of Winesburg, Ohio, understood human nature.  And he wrote about it in a beautifully unique way. Even though the book was written in 1919, when the author lived and worked in Chicago, its message remains profound.  … Continue reading

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Coffee and Doughnuts

Doughnut Dollies is a lovely short novel by Helen Airy, an American, who served in England with the American Red Cross during World War II. While walking along an aisle of books in the library, the colorful picture on the … Continue reading

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The Other Woman

This is another lost treasure which made its way to the big screen.   Being unable to watch the movie which was recently shown on TCM, I decided to track down the book.  Back Street by Fannie Hurst was published … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

After years of procrastination, I’ve finally read Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King. As the title indicates, this book is a history of the great Michelangelo and the painting of the Sistine Chapel in Rome during the early … Continue reading

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