Tag Archives: poetry

Holy Mystery

Star Over Bethlehem by Agatha Christie shocked and amazed me. Who ever would have believed the great mystery writer had another side to her? I happened upon this book in the library and checked the title twice after noticing the … Continue reading

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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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Girls In White Dresses

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson begins in England just prior to the First World War and ends after the fighting is over. There are a number of interesting characters in the novel. The main character is a … Continue reading

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Words In My Head

Miss Emily is a fictional novel by Irish author Nuala O’Connor. Based on the life of Emily Dickinson, the story revolves around the relationship between Emily and a household maid named Ada who comes straight from Ireland to the Dickinson … Continue reading

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Sheer Poetry

I Regret Everything: A Love Story by Seth Greenland took my breath away. The fictional story about a young male attorney practicing in New York, who is also a gifted poet writing under a pseudonym, and his relationship with the … Continue reading

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Lodge a Few Pebbles

Deep Woods: the Story of Robert Frost by Peggy Caravantes is one of the wonderful books I acquired this year at our library’s annual book sale.  This small volume provided me an opportunity to expand my knowledge of one of … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Love

A Winged Thing and Holy by Mary Gray Kaye, a local Chicago author, is a lyrical novel about an unmarried 37-year-old female poet who resides in Chicago.  Not only does Genevieve love writing poetry, she also loves the older man … Continue reading

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