Category Archives: review

Book Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a well-loved classic children’s story that I had never read until the past week. Although it was written over one hundred years ago, it still has much to say about human … Continue reading

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Book Review: Persuasion

Although Persuasion, Jane Austen’s last completed novel, was first published in December of 1817, the year she died at age 41, I own this copy, published one hundred and eighty years later in 1997. It is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Nora Knew

A month ago I wrote a preview of What Nora Knew (2014) by Linda Yellin. Now I am adding this review, because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. An homage to the romantic comedies of the late Nora Ephron, this tale … Continue reading

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Book Review: When You Reach Me

Last night I finished reading When You Reach Me (2009), by Rebecca Stead. This is the second young adult novel that I have read by Ms. Stead, who lives in New York City, where her stories take place. I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jane Austen Book Club

Several days ago I began reading The Jane Austen Book Club (2004), by Karen Joy Fowler, after writing a preview of the book on the author’s birthday. I gobbled up this mouth-watering novel and enjoyed every bite! The way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: If Morning Ever Comes

I just finished reading If Morning Ever Comes (1964), Anne Tyler‘s first published novel. It takes place at Columbia University in New York City and in a small town in North Carolina, and what it shows the reader about family … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best Man

I just finished reading The Best Man (2013), by Kristan Higgins, which I previewed in this blog a couple of weeks ago. Although it is light entertainment (at its best), I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and plot; it was as … Continue reading

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