Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

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

Giveaway!

With thanks to Penguin Publishing we are pleased to announce the upcoming giveaway to Bookwinked followers in the U.S.! BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World edited by Maria Tatar. To enter, … Continue reading

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Breaking Records

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood is a novel I’m recommending to everyone. Am I ever grateful I brought it home from the library because I had no previous knowledge of it and it turned-out to be simply wonderful. The … Continue reading

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Slight of Hand

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister is an interesting novel about a young girl who leaves home after being mentally and physically abused by a young man who lives and works on the farm where she resides with her mother … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

The Johnstown¬†Flood by David McCullough is another fine history by one of my favorite authors. It is a thoroughly researched story of a disastrous flood which occurred in Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s.¬† Scores of innocent people lost their lives … Continue reading

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Observations

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney is a poignant novel about an 85-year-old woman taking a solitary walk in New York City on New Year’s Eve in the mid-eighties. At one time, Lillian attained the honored place of … Continue reading

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Bronson Revealed

March by Geraldine Brooks (2005) is a fabulous novel about the father of the March girls made famous in the beloved novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Mr. March is absent throughout most of Alcott’s novel and Brooks has … Continue reading

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Farmed-Out

It has taken me a while to read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, but I thought the book, which is being adapted for a movie, was interesting. It is the story of two orphaned women, one is a teenager … Continue reading

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