Posts tagged with ‘Fiction’

  • The Winthrop Woman (Book Review)

    By on July 18, 2017

    I recommend this book highly to any one interested in the 1600's in New England (particularly Connecticut), for you...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Summer Before the War (book review)

    By on May 3, 2017

    It is a bittersweet–but more sweet than bitter– tale about (mostly) likable characters and the difficult times they find...

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    Polly Castor
  • Cloud Atlas (Book Review)

    By on April 28, 2017

    Wow. I give this stunning, thought provoking book, a rousing five stars. This is a most brilliant book, far...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Robe (Book Review)

    By on April 17, 2017

    I can't say enough good things about this book, and I give it an enthusiastic five stars. I think...

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    Polly Castor
  • Vanessa and Her Sister (Book Review)

    By on March 18, 2017

    This book is about the "Bloomsbury Group," which I didn't know much about before, even though I had heard...

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    Polly Castor
  • When the Emperor Was Divine (Book Review)

    By on March 1, 2017

    This books does not take long to read, but it is deeply affecting. I give it five stars.

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    Polly Castor
  • Murder at the Brightwell (Book Review)

    By on February 3, 2017

    This languidly paced novel was both undemanding and enjoyable. If you too are in need of an entertaining distraction,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

    By on January 19, 2017

    This book is as different and wonderful as the exceptional almost-eight-year-old-girl and her chaotic, cantankerous, superhero of a...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Jade Dragon Mountain

    By on January 5, 2017

    I really liked this mystery set in 18th century China. It was fresh and well written, and it tied...

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    Polly Castor
  • Books We Got for Christmas

    By on December 27, 2016

    Here are the books that were under our family's tree this Christmas. What books did you receive that you...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Now and Again

    By on December 7, 2016

    How do we get past waste and pointlessness, to sow true bonds of health, freedom, and virtue in the...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Last Runaway

    By on November 12, 2016

    This historical novel is set in Ohio and is about a Quaker girl from England who who becomes involved...

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    Polly Castor