Monthly Archives: November 2017

Migratory Tribe

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is the first book of The Corfu Trilogy which some of you may recognize from the PBS serial based upon it. The memoir is derived from the author’s experiences prior to World … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Sexes

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes is a delightful collection of short stories. Short story collections rarely hold my interest, but the ones contained in this novel found me wishing for more. Jojo is another of my favorite contemporary writers. … Continue reading

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Footprints

The Deal of a Lifetime is a new novella by Fredrik Backman. The unusual story requires a short amount of time to read, but took me a good while to contemplate. Told in the first-person, a father with cancer meets a … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th Century. It’s author based the fictional novel on actual letters written by a well-known artist and author named Mary Hallock Foote who lived in … Continue reading

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Walk in Beauty

Will’s Red Coat by Tom Ryan is a non-fiction book my mother recommended. Sharing our love of literature is wonderful and I am grateful for it. As you can tell by the photo on the book’s cover, Will is a … Continue reading

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Humming a New Tune

Nocturnes: Five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro is a collection of music themed short stories. As a Ishiguro fan and music lover, this novel aroused my curiosity. I ended-up being surprised because it seemed so different from … Continue reading

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For Pauline

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Bachman came into my hands with no previous knowledge of its subject matter and exactly one week after my best friend’s mother Pauline passed away after a lengthy … Continue reading

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