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'The Fullness Of Life' by Edith Wharton

The Fullness Of Life by Edith Wharton, 1893

The magic trick:

Using perfectly chosen details in order to breathe life into a clichéd plot… 404 more words


'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton

Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton, 1931

The magic trick:

Writing a first-rate mystery-suspense story but leaving room for it to double as a memorable character study at the same time… 303 more words


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

So this is an uber-late post. I’d actually read this in preparation for the movie with Leo DiCaprio (because obviously) but didn’t get around to writing a review. 348 more words

Book Reviews

Welcome 2014-2015 Students

I want to wish a warm welcome to all of my new students.  I am pleased to be spending this year with you.

This blog is set up to be an information source for you and your families.  115 more words

American Literature

Analyzing Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue"!

Mohammad, a student from Qatar Academy, is back this school year and studying/analyzing Amy Tan’s, “Mother Tongue,” with Miss Michele for Grade 12 English!


'April Showers' by Edith Wharton

April Showers by Edith Wharton, 1900

The magic trick:

Turning a scathing little critique of the publishing industry into a sweet little story about the value of family… 239 more words


Robert Fulford: Ben Lerner creates worlds within words again with new novel 10:04

The hands on the clock tower in Back to the Future, the Michael J. Fox comedy about time travel, are stuck at four minutes after 10, frozen there in a lightning storm decades ago. 1,064 more words