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On Our Bookshelves: The Pull of the Stars
3 February 2021 by Laura LaVelle

Set in Dublin, 1918, during the influenza pandemic, Emma Donoghue’s latest book concerns Julia Power, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday…

On Our Bookshelves: Novel Advice
29 January 2021 by Laura LaVelle

If you’re a fan of old stories reimagined, you’ll likely enjoy this romp through centuries of literature.

On Our Bookshelves: Heretics / Orthodoxy
13 January 2021 by Laura LaVelle

Since I’ve been mostly at home since mid-March, I’ve had time to read an awful lot, and one of the authors I’ve been reading lately is Gilbert K. Chesterton. 

On Our Bookshelves – Carols and Chaos
3 December 2020 by Laura LaVelle

For fans of Downton Abbey…Carols and Chaos is set in the same rose-tinted alternative time frame (albeit a hundred or so years earlier).

*** BOOK: This Organic Life–Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader AUTHOR: Joan Dye Gussow YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2001 REVIEW: *** This book was given to me by a dear friend recently.  She praised it highly, and as she is rather smart and has good taste, I had high expectations.  I wasn’t disappointed.   *** It’s not really … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: This Organic Life — Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader