Category Archives: Reviews

How Green Was My Valley

There are short stacks of books piled all over our home. Stacks available at the foot of rocking chairs, spilling over onto the floor beside night tables, stacks of cookbooks, poetry, text books. More often than not pulling apart a … Continue reading

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Dragon Seed

Over the summer I read Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck. Of all of her books the one that I love most is Pavilion of Women, it is a beautiful love story filled with artful imagery and poignant tenderness. Dragon Seed is, at its … Continue reading

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Gilead

Marilynne Robinson wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning novel called Gilead, I just finished reading it last night. It’s an epistle from a dying man to his beloved son. The father, a Reverend is 77 years old and writing to his … Continue reading

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Lying Awake

Lying Awake by Marc Salzman is look inside a Discalced (shoeless) Carmelite Covent in the canyons above Los Angeles, California.  The convent itself is a place of contemplation and simplicity. The lives of the nuns seem the same at a … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love?

Just caught the Julia Roberts movie of the book Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth  Gilbert, in which a woman ditches her marriage, blindsides her husband and sets out on a “self quest” to find herself and God. Don’t know how … Continue reading

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