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Religion: yes or no?

Steer clear of religion, readers don’t like it. This was the advice given to me a dozen years ago by one of those apparently market-savvy literary consultants who advise writers hoping to find a publisher for their novel. 288 more words


Marie's Reading: "Florence Gordon" by Brian Morton

Florence Gordon is a brilliant woman.  At seventy-five she’s a feminist icon and inspiration to thousands of young women, including her daughter-in-law.  Florence is driven, passionate, and sophisticated. 405 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

The Burgess Boys is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Strout; I also read Amy and Isabelle a few years ago and very much enjoyed it. 256 more words

Book Review

This Week In Books - 4.3.2015

This meme was set up by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Here is what I am reading now, then and next!


I’m reading The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout… 158 more words

This Week In Books

Books with Impact

About six months ago, I was nominated to list 10 books that impacted my life. Unlike the ice bucket challenge, this was one task I could handle. 103 more words


Whispers from Olive Kitteridge


Linda’s whispers from the pages of Olive Kitteridge… 83 more words

Motherless Daughters

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, and the basis for a recent miniseries starring Frances McDormand. It’s a book that falls somewhere between a novel and short stories, a trend I’m seeing a lot of lately. 850 more words

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