Tag Archives: American Literature

On the banks of the Hudson, with Echoes of Wellesley

  I have leap-frogged over a couple of reviews to discuss this one, because I found myself composing this post in the time remaining in my commute after the novel stopped playing. Something in Leah Hager Cohen’s writing made me … Continue reading

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DC, Addis Ababa, North Dakota, and Illinois

I’ve been having a lovely time reading, but haven’t been so good at catching you all up on my progress. This review features 4 recent reads, titles A-D for the alphabet challenge I doubt I can finish by year end. … Continue reading

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In the South Pacific with Some Great Sailors and a Jerk of a Captain

I knocked off the Marshall Islands and Hawaii with a great Pulitzer winner this week. Hated to see this one end. I love when books make me search Google–this time it was to look at images of the ships my … Continue reading

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Closing in on the End of Author Alphabet

I’m racing along to the end of the alphabet, trying to get at least the authors done before the end of the year. The end is in sight, and in most cases, I’ve been able to meet some other goals … Continue reading

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Scared Out of My Snowshoes in Colorado

I haven’t been scared of a lot of movies, but “The Shining” freaked me out pretty well. That meant that when I went to pick up the novel, it took me awhile to get going, since I kept saying to … Continue reading

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From Poland with Love

I just spent some time traveling between NYC, Poland, and Chile with Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love. A friend saw that I had read it and said that he read it for a book group and was pretty sure … Continue reading

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Accidentally Still in Mississippi

Ok, so I picked my G author book because although it is not on the 1001 list, it is a Pulitzer winner and Wikipedia said it was set in Alabama, so it was going to help with my Around the … Continue reading

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