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Another Favorite Living Author

As I’ve almost certainly mentioned before, my favorite living author is the great Ian McEwan. I’ve got other living favorites, too, such as Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Geraldine Brooks, and Wendell Berry. I also have a list of dead favorites. It’s grown longer … Continue reading

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Geraldine Brooks On My Mind, or, a Note About Islands

I am approaching the end of an unforgettable book, “Caleb’s Crossing,” by the great Geraldine Brooks. I don’t want it to end. What a story, what an imagination, what a vocabulary, what a writer! I have about 15 pages left … Continue reading

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The Gory Delights of Influenza and Bubonic Plague

Last year I read “Year of Wonders:  A Novel of the Plague” Geraldine Brooks, which is a story about a Bubonic Plague in the mid-1600s in England. A wonderful plot and gorgeous writing. Last month I read “The Last Town on Earth” by Thomas Mullen, … Continue reading

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The Wonderful “Year of Wonders”

And then there are those glorious books that I can hardly put down. This is the one I read this week—Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. This book is very engaging. Like Brooks’ March, it’s a first-person narrative of an individual … Continue reading

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Is Murder Ever Justified?

I’m reading March by Geraldine Brooks. John Brown is one of the characters in the book—or rather, the narrator (Mr. March from Little Women) meets John Brown and mentions Harper’s Ferry and its impact on him and his own struggle as … Continue reading

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