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Reading and writing round-up (6 -12 July)

I was so busy watching the men’s Wimbledon final yesterday that I didn’t get chance to read anything, let alone post on my blog. The tennis was so exciting that I could not look away, not even for a minute. 338 more words

Go Set A Watchman

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler 2012

Vanity publisher Aaron, his publisher sister Naninda, and his oncologist wife Dorothy live in a Baltimore that has no connection to the Baltimore of rage against Freddie Gray’s police murder. 445 more words

Literary Fiction

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“I may be different from other people but I’m no unluckier.  I believe that.  Or I’m unluckier but no unhappier.  That is probably closer to the truth.

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Review: Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread

There is usually a reassuring feeling of familiarity when you open a book by Anne Tyler; like catching up with an old friend you haven’t seen for a while. 417 more words


One stitch closer

There have beens some challenges lately, I won’t pretend otherwise. Challenges of the heart and soul and a little unravelling of the fabric of expectations and aspirations in our family life. 486 more words


"The strangest thing about my wife's return from the dead was how other people reacted."

Oh, how I love an unreliable narrator! Our quote is the first sentence of the novel, and it’s clearly a flat-out lie. (The strangest thing about anyone’s return from the dead is that it happened — … 81 more words


The Beginner's Goodbye

Title: The Beginner’s Goodbye

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Knopf

Genre: Fiction

Length: 198 pages

I have two Anne Tyler books on my bookshelf.  I acquired them somehow, possibly gifts or hand-me-downs from someone else.  508 more words