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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

Pioneering was especially hard on women.  Author Glendon Swarthout wrote this novel to portray what might happen to women on the prairie who suffered from the loss of their mental faculties, due to the extreme hardships many endured. In the … Continue reading

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The Reserve by Russell Banks

The Reserve is hailed as “love story, part murder-mystery, set on the cusp of the second world war” as claimed by the book jacket.  I had already read and loved Banks’ Cloudsplitter, so I was eager to read another book … Continue reading

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