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Chick Lit and Post Feminism Book Review

The chick lit genre is usually defined as light and frothy, with just a little bit of drama to keep the story interesting.  The ending is the typical Hollywood ending. 164 more words


Dog-Friendly Day Trip & Restaurant: Marketplace Cafe in Sedona, AZ

This week my sister from New York was in town, I decided to plan a dog friendly day trip for us to enjoy some sister bonding time. 755 more words


The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth is such a brilliant classic, I wasn’t sure if I would have anything to add to the multitude of reviews already covering this book, but in the end I decided to capture a few thoughts in this post. 1,553 more words

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Edith Wharton, 1862-1937

We women want too many things;
And first we call for happiness,—
The careless boon the hour brings,
The smile, the song, and the caress. 154 more words


My Review of "The Age of Innocence"

Read for America in My World Tour.

I read “Age of Innocence” high. Academic stress, sleep deprivation, and a “cold” that feels suspiciously like the Bubonic Plague have all pushed me into a whacked out psychotic state. 542 more words


The Custom of the Country Turns 101 Today

Today is the 101st anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s novel The Custom of the Country. She called it her “Big Novel,” and her biographer Hermione Lee calls it her “greatest book.” 450 more words


a subtler satisfaction

“Thinking over a pleasure to come often gave him a subtler satisfaction than its realisation.”

— Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence