Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008

The Prodigal Son

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler is another Top 150 novel. Published posthumously in 1903, this autobiographical story takes place in the Victorian 1800’s. It is the story of a man named Ernest who lives in England and … Continue reading

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Under New Management

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry is an enjoyable novel about a young woman named Emilia Nightingale who inherits her father’s bookshop in a quaint English village upon his death. Emilia’s enthusiasm for keeping the store … Continue reading

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The Storms

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron is a well-known Top 150 Novel of the last century. Styron wrote two novels on the list and I’ve come to love his work. After reading about Styron’s life, I realize he used much of … Continue reading

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It’s Academic

Possession by A.S. Byatt is one of the Top 150 novels of the last century. The story is about a scholar named Roland who, while researching the life of a Victorian poet named Ash, discovers drafts of two letters written … Continue reading

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When You’re a Jet

Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise is an eye-opening look into the life and mission of the well- known actor. Until reading this book, I never realized the author’s many connections to the Chicago area. … Continue reading

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So It Is Written

In My Father’s Court and More Stories From My Father’s Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer are autobiographies written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about his years in Warsaw as the son of a pious rabbi in the early 1900’s. … Continue reading

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Wailing Saxophone

Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub is a book I never would have read had it not been among the discarded pile at our library. As a lover of jazz, the title and book jacket intrigued me, so I brought … Continue reading

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