Tag Archives: Paris

What History Teaches Us

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey is a powerful, beautifully written novel about an old man who has recently lost his beloved wife. Bereaved and waiting for his own death, the history professor stocks his pantry, holes himself … Continue reading

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Promises Made

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is a captivating historical fiction novel based on the life of President Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph.¬† Known for much of her life as Patsy, she spent the majority … Continue reading

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Timid

Moonlight over Paris by Jennifer Robson is a novel which I found disappointing. It is a novel set in England and Paris just after World War One. Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr finds herself at loose ends when her fiance calls off … Continue reading

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Revenge

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova is a long, complicated novel. I say this because the beginning of the story focuses on a male artist living in the¬†present who is arrested after attempting to destroy a painting in The National … Continue reading

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Secret Regrets

Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A.E. Hotchner is a revealing story told by one of Hemingway’s close friends. According to the author, out of respect for Hemingway’s last wife Mary and others who were still living, he delayed … Continue reading

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Survival

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah tells a sad story about two fictional sisters living in France prior to and during the Nazi occupation in World War II. The sisters are several years apart in age and different in nature. Left … Continue reading

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Paris

The tragic, senseless attacks yesterday in Paris have left me deeply saddened and troubled. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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