Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

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

Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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Wombs

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood was definitely not to my liking. I am still wondering why and how it was included on the Top 150 list. Might it have been widely read? Beats me! This is a futuristic novel … Continue reading

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A Child’s Eyes

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes is a memoir of letters written by the late Colombian painter. Emma was raised in abject poverty by a woman who eventually abandoned Emma and her older sister. They ended-up in a … Continue reading

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No Aces

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T Farrell is a classic Top 150 novel. It is by far one of the best, grittiest Chicago stories I have read to date. Set in the early 20th century, this is the story … Continue reading

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The Age of Chivalry

The Once and Future King by T.H. White has long been on my list of books to read. My love of history and legends, especially that of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, led me to finally … Continue reading

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Handprints

Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe is page turner written by a hand writing expert. When the author approached me about her books, I was intrigued because hand writing analysis has long been of interest to me. This novel is the … Continue reading

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Up the Mountain

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn won a National Book Award in 1940. Written by an author of Welsh descent, the well-known story may be familiar to many who have seen the movie by the same name. Once … Continue reading

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