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Good books I read in 2014

I read 108 books in 2014. I’m not bragging – this is fewer than in many years. Fifteen of my favorite fiction books are listed below. 149 more words


Two, or was it three, years ago I was admitted to an MFA programme in creative writing at American College in Dublin.  I wanted to go because I respected the people who taught it, but my mother’s accident, then her death, then the tenant catastrophe of the past six months have all prevented my enrolling.   1,320 more words

Fast Fiction

Caroline's Daughters

Adams, Alice. Caroline’s Daughters. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1991.

I have to preface this by saying this was a very quick read. The characters keep you glued to the page. 406 more words

Book Reviews

Movie Review: Alice Adams (1935)

Out of all the Katharine Hepburn films I’ve seen thus far, Alice Adams is my most favorite. The lead character may surprise you, for she is so different from what Hepburn usually portrays. 471 more words


Social Climber: Discussing Pulitzer-prize winner "Alice Adams"

Listen to the podcast discussion of Pulitzer-prize winning novel, “Alice Adams” and how it oddly parallels to questions of class re: Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian. 9 more words


52 Ancestor #10 Nellie Newman

It is time to hear from the Frederick Newman side, this is Nellie Newman born about September 1900 in the Immanuel Parish of Birmingham, England.  She is the fifth child of Fred Newman and Alice Adams with Alice, Ada, Gertrude, William Frederick all coming before her.   76 more words

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