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The grass is singing by Doris Lessing- Evening reading group

Our May book was The grass is singing by Doris Lessing. It’s the story of Dick Turner, a farmer scratching an existence from farming in Rhodesia. 176 more words

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Competent and informative novels (Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook)

During that period of three months when I wrote reviews, reading ten or more books a week, I made a discovery: that the interest with which I read these books had nothing to do with what I feel when I read-let’s say—Thomas Mann, the last of the writers in the old sense, who used the novel for philosophical statements about life.

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Ms. Marilyn Monroe, the Unexpected Cover Girl

All these diff


come to me,

looking at this



& Marilyn Monroe.


an unlikely pair -

one just be-ginning -

one no longer there. 121 more words

The Vintage Book Poem Du Jour

Fickle Fiction

Happy Birthday, Iris Murdoch! She was pretty much up there with Doris Lessing for a while and was worthy of being played by Dame Judi Dench in the biopic about her tragic battle with Alzheimer’s.  222 more words


Where Is She?

“She isn’t the sister I knew,” my husband says when he returns from driving his sister, Mary Ellen, home last Thursday after lunch.

I don’t know what to say. 530 more words