Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

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

Survival

My Home Is Far Away by Dawn Powell is a semi-autobiographical book which I brought home from a library book sale. It turned-out to be another stellar find. In this story told in the third-person, we find the Willard family … Continue reading

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Perspective

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a thrilling suspense novel which reinforced my belief that I’m very easily misled when it comes to discerning “who done it”! In this novel which we find a criminal psychotherapist in London named … Continue reading

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Home

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett is a phenomenal novel. Tom Hanks narrates the audiobook and makes it all the more extraordinary. This story is told in the voice of a grown man named Danny who spent the early years … Continue reading

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Comin’ Round the Mountain

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a historical fiction novel which takes place in Kentucky hill country during the 1930’s when the WPA organization sought to promote literacy among the poor with Pack Horse Library Project. I found … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom

I most fortunately obtained a discarded memoir written by Pearl S. Buck at a library book sale. Entitled My Several Worlds: A Personal Record, recounts Buck’s amazing life which includes her years in China as well as her years in … Continue reading

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The Poor Among Us

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is a well-known Top 150 20th Century novel which is semi-autobiographical. Over the course of the early 1900’s, the main character Francie and her family reside in several tenements in Brooklyn. Her … Continue reading

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Mummy, Mummy, Who’s Got the Mummy?

River God by Wilbur Smith is the first in a series about scrolls written over 4,000 years ago in Egypt by a eunuch named Taita who attended the young Queen Lostris of a much older Pharoh Mamose. Although the author … Continue reading

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