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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

This novel takes us on a trip from Nebraska to Iowa in the 1850s. Sometimes in those rough early days, the wives couldn’t bear the hard times, became sick –and some seriously needed  the help and medical attention that only … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is an orphan.  Or she might as well be.  When the story opens, she is a toddler under a table trying to be very quiet, or else!  An old vagrant named Doll steals her away to raise her properly with … Continue reading

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