One of my favorite authors ever is O Henry. Opinions differ strongly on the man’s work but he is as realistic in his recounting as Norman rockwell was in his painting. Having read then left his stories on a shelf for a long time, in the last few days, I ran across them when downloading [...]
A Little Princess: Book cover Frances Hodgson Burnett Refuse to allow the hardships of life to stop you from the joys it holds. In this charming story, through the character of the heroine, we find grace, kindness and generosity in the face of ugliness and cruelty. With simplicity and succinct clarity Burnett wrote, drawing the [...]
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Book Review: At the end of The Cahokian, I was left with tears in my eyes at the intensity of the lessons learned by all involved. A tremendous achievement in terms of a historical novel. It was written with care and love. As though the author knew the terrain, loved the people. Zoe managed to [...]
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This isn’t a casual read. It represents a considerable investment in time and effort. Many characters, settings, plot lines and underlying principles to keep straight…. Yet, it is worth the investment of yourself. Even the language is of its own as you need to learn new lingo, so to speak to get the gist of [...]