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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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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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And You Are?

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst is a novel I discovered in the books on cd section of our library. Published in 2015, I am surprised I never heard of it! This is a fast-paced story written … Continue reading

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And Then She Said

About Women: Conversations between a writer and a painter by Lisa Alther and Francoise Gilot is an interesting non-fiction book. Reading much like a play with two famous women as the main characters sans stage directions, the book is an ongoing dialogue … Continue reading

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The Way We Were

If you have never read A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway, I strongly recommend you take the time to do so. Written many years afterward, this is a collection of short stories; recollections of Hemingway’s days in 1920’s Paris. Like … Continue reading

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With a Whimper

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan recounts the final years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal and professional life in Hollywood. This novel reminded me of a movie entitled Beloved Infidel I dimly recollect from years ago starring Gregory Peck. I did … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Heart

I learned about William Saroyan while reading the recent biography on Kerouac.  The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and other Stories by Saroyan is a fabulous collection of short stories which speak to the heart and offer a … Continue reading

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