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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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The House Of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Little did I suspect that a 19th century author held the capacity to tug at my heart!  By the time I neared the end of Wharton’s tragic social commentary entitled The House of Mirth, I had used half a box … Continue reading

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The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

Once hailed as “great trash” by literary critic Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The Woman in White became a favorite with readers not just in 1860, when it was published, but for more than one hundred years to follow. The novel opens with … Continue reading

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A Widow For One Year by John Irving

John Irving is a master at his craft.  Therefore, I will never, ever doubt an interest in his books again.  A Widow for One Year sat on my shelf for years.  I had read two of Irving’s previous books and … Continue reading

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The Light Of Evening by Edna O’Brien

Dilly Macready lies in her hospital bed, waiting to be reunited with her daughter, Eleanora.  Their relationship has been strained, separated by distance and by lifestyle choice.  But O’Brien narrates this story from the third person and also from letters … Continue reading

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