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The Tempest

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson is chock-full of literary references, as one might expect of a novel about a bookshop. This author’s debut centers on a 27-year-old girl named Miranda who teaches history. News of the death of … Continue reading

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Muddy Waters

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a historical fiction novel based on events surrounding the adoption industry during approximately thirty years in the last century. In particular, the fraudulent, inhuman dealings of The Tennessee Children’s Home Society under … Continue reading

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Behind the Lens

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng finally found its way to me. I’ve wanted to read this popular novel for quite some time. Now that I have, I offer the following thoughts on it. This story begins with the huge … Continue reading

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Who Am I

I just finished The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations. After my disappointment in China Dolls and my awareness of the popularity of See’s latest novel, I was all ready for … Continue reading

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Monetized Motherhood

Who Gets the Drumstick by Helen Beardsley is a book written by a widow with eight children who married a widower with ten children in the early 60’s. It is possible that some of you are familiar with one or both … Continue reading

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The Redhaired Orphan

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is one of my favorite novels. Just in time for the holidays, a new edition has been published by Penguin-Random House. There are many retellings of this wonderful story about Anne, the dreamy, … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

Look at You Now: My Journey From Shame to Strength by Liz Pryor is a memoir which recounts the author’s experience as an unwed, pregnant seventeen-year-old in the late seventies. At the time, Liz promised her parents she would have … Continue reading

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