Monthly Archives: February 2012

Life on the Dakota Plains

The Little Bride is Anna Solomon’s first novel. I picked this book off the “New” books shelf at the library to read after noticing on the back cover that the author received her MFA from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Knowing … Continue reading

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Window to the Soul

How different a coming of age story is when written in 1908 as opposed to 2012. In my quest to read the Top 150 Novels, I read A Room with a View by E.M.Forster.  Forster authored a number of well-known … Continue reading

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Step Right Up!

I am very pleased to share joyful news with my readers today! Reina McKenzie, one of my former writing students, has published        her first novel. Stepping Out of Line is available for purchase on Amazon.com.  I hope … Continue reading

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Tweet, tweet, tweet

Had it not been for the Winter Reading program, I doubt I would have read this book.          The Big Year by Mark Obmascik represented a long flight from my usual reading interests!  The non-fiction novel was … Continue reading

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The Artist Reflects

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro came to my attention via another book review blog.  The author also wrote The Remains of the Day, which is one of my favorite movies.  Ishiguro was born in Japan in … Continue reading

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Pick a Little, Talk A Little

The Adult Winter Reading program was recently launched at the library in our town and one of the recommended books caught my eye.  American Pickers Guide to Picking by Libby Callaway with Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Danielle Colby.  The … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

Like us on Facebook prior to February 29, 2012 to be entered to win a free copy of Roughly Speaking by Louise Randall Pierson! One lucky winner will be chosen at random. PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is restricted to people … Continue reading

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