Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Democrat

I don’t post my political opinions as often anymore because angry people sometimes come out of the woodwork, just looking for a fight, not a dialogue, but this is my private site so I feel more comfortable doing it here. … Continue reading

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The House of Velvet And Glass, Katherine Howe

The story begins in 1912, and then proceeds, in detail, for a period of about five years.  Several times, it employs the use of interludes to move back in time, almost five decades, to 1868, to introduce the reader to … Continue reading

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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman

CeeCee (Cecelia Honeycutt) spends the first 12 years of her life in the shadow of an emotionally disturbed mother. Her existence is not easy as she is ostracized by neighbors, made fun of by classmates, pretty much forsaken by her … Continue reading

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The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver

This book is a powerful exposé of our country’s experiences and eventual recovery from the time of the depression until after World War II, up to and including the McCarthy era. The reminder of the world’s decay and the violent … Continue reading

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The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown

Three sisters, Cordy (Cordelia), Bean (Bianca) and Rose (Rosalind), who were brought up by parents ensconced in the world of academia, with the father, in particular, speaking to them using quoted verse from Shakespeare, and a mother whose mind wandered … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Us, Keija Parssinen

This is a magnetic narrative which is wrapped around the love of an expat, Rosalie, and her Saudi husband, Abdullah. They meet as students, at a Texas University, and after they marry, Abdullah convinces Rosalie to return to his native … Continue reading

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