Go Set A Watchman

Jul 26

Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s follow up (50+ years later!) to my all-time favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird, offered a unique set of circumstances for this reader. Harper Lee wrote just that one book in 1960. After that, it was crickets for her on the book front. Everyone just accepted the fact that Mockingbird would be her one and only novel. She won the Pulitzer Prize,...

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Jul 16

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee has the distinction of being the author of my all-time favorite book. I decided to read To Kill A Mockingbird for the umpteenth time, in preparation for the release of Go Set A Watchman. It deservedly won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. When you reread a book like this, it is like visiting your old friends in your hometown. Scout is a precocious first...

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To Begin Again

Jul 11

To Begin Again

My nice father sent me this collection of short stories and memoirs by MFK Fisher from 1908-1929. Ms. Fisher authored 16 books over her 83-year life. Her voice is witty, perceptive, and invariably ends up on the subject of food. Fisher delves into her past with relish. She is from a very specific upbringing in California. She is part farm girl, partially a spoiled...

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The Goldfinch

Jul 06

The Goldfinch

I can check another Pulitzer Prize winning book off of my list. This story by Donna Tartt is incredible. The main character is a young teen named Theo. As is the case with most teenagers, he is on the moody side and gets in a bit of trouble at the schoolhouse. While heading into a conference, he and his mother stop at a museum to kill time until the appointment. A...

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