Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

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

Living in Fear

The Siege and The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore are historical fiction novels based in Leningrad during World War Two. The first novel introduces a family of three Anna Levin, her 5-year-old brother, and her father who is a writer. Andrei … Continue reading

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Things We Cannot Change

The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai is a collection of fictional short stories which I read in exchange for an honest review. The three stories in the novel introduce the reader to people who find themselves in exceptionally difficult circumstances. The … Continue reading

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Hold On I’m Coming

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce opens with the receipt of an unexpected letter from a former coworker who is dying in a distant city in England. Recently retired Harold encounters difficulty in writing an appropriate response. … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a fictional novel about a young woman named Eleanor living a solitary life in England who develops a crush on a local musician. After seeing him perform once, she decides he … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam is a novel about a man about to turn seventy who attends a retreat in California which helps him change his life. For the majority of his life, Professor Chandra, an intellectual … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Nightdress

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale is the award winning true story of the heinous murder of a three-year-old boy which occurred in England in 1860. Expertly researched, this book introduces the reader to the inception of police … Continue reading

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Dominoes

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates is the story of a family of six whose lives take a disastrous turn after the only daughter, a junior in high school, is raped by a boy who is a year … Continue reading

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