Tag Archives: Illinois

Degrees of Separation

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is another gripping novel by an excellent writer. If you have read her previous novel My Name is Lucy Barton, you will certainly appreciate this continuation of the characters in that book. This story … Continue reading

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Telling Truths

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is a novel I will hold close to my heart for years to come. Long-listed for the Man Booker Award, this is a story about Lucy, a woman who recollects a time … 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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His Father’s Son

Bad Ground by Quintin Overocker is a wonderful novel about a 41-year-old man with alcoholic parents. The main character, Dan drinks too much as well and lives a solitary life in the small Illinois town where he grew up. Dan, … Continue reading

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