Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Richest Woman in America: The Life and Times of Hetty Green, by Janet Wallach

Hettie (alternately Hetty) Green was born into a family that rejected her. Her father, convinced that he was having a son, was terribly disappointed. When his son was born, 9 months later, only to die, he was bereft, as was … Continue reading

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Chaperone, Laura Moriarty

It is 1922, Cora Carlisle, happily married in Wichita, but facing an empty nest, decides to be a chaperone for 15-year-old Louise Brooks on her trip to New York City, where she will study with a renowned dance teacher for … Continue reading

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World Without End, Ken Follett

While it is a book that consistently holds your interest, it is too similar to the first book in the series, Pillars of the Earth, to be as good. It was too repetitive, and at times it felt as if … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr.: A King Family Tribute, Angela Farris Watkins

Received from Goodreads, this book, large like a family album, sized for display on a coffee table or such, is a treasure. I was so pleased when I won it that the moment it arrived I began reading. It is … Continue reading

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Z, Therese Anne Fowler

There are some books that you love, that you do not want to end, that you savor slowly, that become good friends on your nightstand. This is one of those. I don’t know if I would have wanted Zelda for … Continue reading

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Crossing the Borders of Time, Leslie Maitland

My first thought about the book was that it was an incredible piece of research about a time I thought I knew everything about, and of which the author proved I had a lot left to learn. I listened to … Continue reading

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