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This is a wonderful book, the writing so beautiful (as always from this author), yet the connection between the generations in this story is so tenuous. It seems light, like a feather, yet strong as generations are. I love the different places this book takes place, both in Canada, in NY, and in N. Ireland […]

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This is a book that I kept from my mother’s estate. I wish I knew if she had read it and, if so, what she thought. The subtitle is “A Portrait of Harper Lee,” but it’s less a portrait than a painting with a detailed background and the main subject sketched in. The author admits […]

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This is the fourth book I’ve read by Ann Patchett and although it is good, it is not her best work. The author herself describes it as Joe Kennedy meets the Brothers Karamazov. Bernard Doyle is former mayor of Boston, a widower, and proud of his Irish heritage. He loves politics and hopes that one […]

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Lost Horizon

This was a fabulous book and quite different from what I imagined. While Shangri-La seemed so wonderful, there was also a bit of the Stepford Wife syndrome when dealing with the humans there. I loved reading all of this, included learning that the modern term “slacker” is not so modern. The twist at the very […]

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