Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

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

Till Death Do Us Part

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella is a light summer read about a married couple who are informed by a doctor that in addition to the ten years they have already been together, they can expect another 68! That prompts them to … Continue reading

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Fighting for Life

Native Son by Richard Wright is a Top 150 novel published in 1940. It is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read. This story about a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas living in the slums on … Continue reading

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I Want My Mommy

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence is another novel on the Top 150 list. Published over a hundred years ago, it’s central theme is Oedipal complexes. The main characters are two sons being raised in their parents’ meager homes … Continue reading

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Off the Radar

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gut-wrenching memoir which came to my attention via an article I read in The Writer magazine. The author along with four siblings was raised by an alcoholic father and free-spirited, codependent mother. Hopping … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

Tin Man by Sarah Winman is a fictional novel about a man, a woman, and another man embroiled in an unusual relationship. Ellis loves Michael, Ellis loves Annie, Annie loves Michael, then Ellis marries Annie – at best, it is … Continue reading

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Baggage

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff came to my attention thanks to an article in The Writer magazine. It is a memoir about the tumultuous early life of the author. After being separated from his father and older brother, Tobias … Continue reading

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Child of the Mountains

Sergeant York, An American Hero by David D. Lee has been on my list of books to read for years! Many of you may be familiar with the 1940’s movie based on the life of the highly decorated World War I … Continue reading

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