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Trouble in River City

“Oh, we got trouble–right here in River City with a capital T that rhymes with P and that stands for Pool!” The Music Man, Harold Hill, doesn’t know what trouble is—he’s not trying to read Doctor Zhivago for the July book … Continue reading

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The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Dante’s Inferno . . . our grandson was reading it in school and said it was “fun.”  I’m always anxious to check off a book from all the ‘good reading’ lists—so I checked it out of the library.  I received … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

This is Eudora Welty at her finest.  You just won’t find a better example.   It’s short, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Ms. Welty spent most of her life in Jackson, Mississippi and her voice in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty

Remember the rooster garage sale a couple of years ago? Here’s a photo to remind you . . .

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Book Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

This is a good book for a book club selection!  UPDATE: the entire book club liked it!  Next month: North River  by Pete Hamill.

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Dear Wilkie,

Dear Wilkie, How are you?  I am fine. I just finished your book—The Woman in White and thought I would drop a line . . .

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Quick $$$ Note (The Woman in White)

Follow the money.  That’s always the good advice when solving a mystery.

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins–still more

But wait! What if . . . SPOILER ALERT: do not read this ramble while I think over what might be answers to this mystery . . .

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, reporting in again

The plot thickens and thickens.  Spoiler alert–don’t read if you are thinking of reading this book soon.  Sometimes I wonder if I should just stop reading and try to figure out how the mystery could be solved.  But the book … Continue reading

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, reporting in

Don’t look!!  Spoiler alert!  Don’t keep reading if you plan to read this book pretty soon . . .

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