Posts tagged with ‘Fiction’

  • Book Review: Beautiful Ruins

    By on October 21, 2013

    I didn’t like this book much and am posting this mostly to let you know not to waste your...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Widower’s Tale

    By on October 3, 2013

    I really enjoyed this novel and give it five stars. Chewing it over while I slept, my subconscious awoke...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Inheritance of Loss

    By on September 23, 2013

    This book enjoyed acclaim back in 2006 when it came out, and won the Booker Prize, at which point...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

    By on July 18, 2013

    I loved this book and give it five stars. It was a delight to read – pure fun: inventive,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Marriage Plot

    By on July 6, 2013

    You can see why this author has won the Pulitzer Prize; he writes well.  That said, I still didn’t...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Spy in a Little Black Dress

    By on May 29, 2013

    This book was a pleasant surprise.  I found it on the library’s new book shelf, and didn’t expect to...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Lawgiver

    By on May 10, 2013

    I’m a Herman Wouk fan from as far back as the 70’s. I loved this recent light work written...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: A Girl of the Limberlost

    By on September 13, 2009

    My 12 year old daughter had read this book last spring and loved it so much that she bought...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Abstinence Teacher

    By on August 18, 2009

    This novel raises controversial issues about sex education and about the separation of church and state in suburban America....

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Chasing Harry Winston

    By on July 22, 2009

    Something about summer requires some good chic lit. (Normally I’d call it a “beach read,” but the beaches I’ve...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Help

    By on July 5, 2009

    I liked this book by Kathryn Stockett and give it 5 stars. This recently released novel is about black...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Women In Love

    By on May 23, 2009

    This classic by D.H. Lawrence has been on my to-be-read list for probably twenty years. The best thing I...

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    Polly Castor