Edith Wharton's New York

Edith Wharton’s New York

Edith Wharton was a New Yorker, a fact that was very evident in her novels. The sense of place is pervasive, as is the...
Fireworks in July

July Fireworks in Words

The 4th of July is always a fun time, with good food, friends and family -- with the added likelihood of fireworks, outdoor adventures...
Elie Wiesel - Holocaust

The Passing of Elie Wiesel

The passing of Elie Wiesel struck me cold. Yes, we've read his works. Yes, w've written about him. Then, too, like me, you've probably pondered...

What Elie Wiesel Says About Humanity?

Elie Wiesel has been seen as a voice of the Holocaust. Although he was not the first to speak out (and write) about his...
Charlotte Bront : Jane Eyre. Timbre Angleterre.

Why Jane Eyre?

I like to look at the titles of books -- to muse about why the title was chosen, and what it might mean in...
Who Was Harper Lee?

Who was Harper Lee?

Harper Lee was one of the most famous writers of her time--known for To Kill a Mockingbird, a controversial novel about race relations in...
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln — Man for All Ages (& Legends)

We remember Abraham Lincoln, and his image is inextricably linked with his statue. Cold, stark and unmoving -- he is larger than life. He...

Farewell Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is the day Laura Ingalls Wilder died. That fact strikes us with some sense of finality and loss, even though she’s been gone since 1957....
African Dawn - Cry the Beloved Country

‘Cry the Beloved Country’ – Review

Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, was further catapulted to bestseller status, when it was named a pick in Oprah's Book Club. But,...

Hope and a Mockingbird

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird  is infamous, not only because it's a Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. We remember it as the story of Scout,...

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