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The Custom Of The Country by Edith Wharton

“When The Custom of the Country was first published in 1913, it was her ninth novel, and her audiences were eager to read Wharton’s indictment of the American upper class.  They weren’t to be disappointed.  In this novel, we follow the … Continue reading

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Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

I didn’t realize when I chose this book that the majority of it would take place in the spirit world.  I know I would have passed it by, and that would have been a shame.  Why?  Because this book was … Continue reading

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton’s saga of two working-class Australian families who come to share a large house together in an attempt to recover after disaster strikes both families. I loved the charm of the Pickle and Lamb families and Winton’s … Continue reading

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Angle Of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Stegner is one of those authors that needs to be savored, so take some time to read this work slowly and thoughtfully.  The novel presents a retired historian, Lyman Ward, in his attempt to compile the biography of his grandparents … Continue reading

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Always Jan by Roxanne Henke

Always Jan is book #4 in Roxanne Henke’s Coming Home to Brewster series, and deals with the specific topic of aging and maturing within a Christian context.  Like the other books in the series, Henke writes about characters that draw … Continue reading

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Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale

Prior to 1858, obtaining a divorce in England was costly and difficult, which meant that it was reserved for the wealthy elite.  But that year, a new Court of Matrimonial Causes was established to grant divorces without the great expense … Continue reading

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My Life In France by Julia Child

I read this memoir on the heels of reading Julie & Julia, and it was a very pleasant departure from the former.  In this last book of Julia Child’s before her death, she recounts her life from the early days … Continue reading

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