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“Olive Kitteridge” Review

Elizabeth Strout’s novel Olive Kitteridge is much more a collection of short stories all revolving around, Olive Kitteridge.  Thirteen tales of life, love, loss, happiness, hautiness and hopefulness.  Mrs. Kitteridge is a schoolteacher in the small town of Crosby, Maine; she is … Continue reading

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Why do we read?

Why do we read? When reading for pleasure, why do we read?  Is it the idea that a book can take us to another place and time; or is it merely the thought that we can, if not momentarily, leave … Continue reading

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“The Red Tent” Review

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is a dynamic novel telling the fictionalized account of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah, granddaughter of Issac and Rebecca and great-granddaughter of Abrahm and Sarai.  Issac, of course, is the Issac that was nearly … Continue reading

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“The Killer Angels” Review

I recently finished reading The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.  I stumbled upon this book on a dusty bookshelf in my house, but I know it came from my Grandma’s house.  Shaara details the fictionalized accounts of several top generals … Continue reading

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