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Giving Books For Christmas – Part 3

Recommending a few of my favorite authors with series that keep on pleasing. Consider introducing your friends and family to them with a gift off this list. Settings are important and provide excellent arm chair travel.  Over time, as the … Continue reading

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Giving Books For Christmas – Part 2

Click Here to Give This Book As A gift Holding Peter Mayle’s novel in your hands is a wonderful beginning. The size, the cover, the weight of the paper and typeface, ah!  Max Skinner, a London financier, inherits a vineyard … Continue reading

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Giving Books For Christmas – Part One

This is a disclaimer before getting to the heart of the matter. I bought my first book of the Season on line from Amazon taking advantage of a discount and free shipping. Three days later the book arrived: The Triumph of … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer – Sue Monk Kidd

Did I want to read another book about slavery? Of course, I loved the fact that the story is set in Charleston.  After reading The Secret Life of Bees, The Mermaid’s Chair, and The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, I … Continue reading

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A Book Club Discusses Facing East

Here is a  message I am proud to share….. “I loved our last gathering; having an author in our midst is truly special and Stepheny is an amazingly humble one. Even after TWO novels. The verdict was clear; we loved … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Alex Grecian

Sara Wood is the jacket designer for this series. I love her work We’ve all done it, ducked into a bookstore to spend some time before the movie starts, or to wait for a friend. On my last foray into … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer – Donna Leon

One of my favorite mystery writers is Donna Leon, an American, who has written twenty-one books in a series set in Venice, Italy. The intelligent and capable police commissioner, Guido Brunetti, his family, and his home town of Venice have … Continue reading

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Rick Bragg – A Writer’s Writer

I’d never heard of Rick Bragg. That is until one of my book clubs recommended we read, All Over But The Shoutin’ for our January 2015 meeting. You think you read a lot, but, no, never enough, and to miss Bragg would be … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Ann Patchett

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Buddhist Proverb Quote Though I read and enjoyed Bel Canto, it was not until I read Run over this Thanksgiving holiday (2014) that I was READY for this brilliant writer. I know I have … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer – Pat Conroy

Not too long ago The Prince of Tides was offered for $3.99 on Kindle. I realized that I had never read the novel, but I’d  seen the movie. I snapped this bargain up. Though the movie captured the significant events … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer: Doug Marlette

“Sydney and Carter took separate cars to the ramshackle honkey-tonk on Highway 17 south of town; it was nestled in the kudzu and scrub pines just beyond the county fairgrounds. They were the only linen jackets–his wheat-colored, hers celadon–in the … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Pat Conroy -Part 2

Click on this link to my earlier Conroy post  I am rereading Pat Conroy’s, The Death of Santini, in order to lead the discussion with my book club later in the month. It is a story that makes you weep, that … Continue reading

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