Monthly Archives: February 2016

Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife – A Real World Conveyed

In part two of her saga of medieval Norway, Sigrid Undset explores the nexus of private and public life… Sigrid Undset’s epic saga of medieval Norway, Kristin Lavransdatter, moves at the pace of medieval life. The slowness of that pace … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee by Talya Tate Boerner

The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee resonates like a National guitar with the voices of great Southern literature…. Talya Tate Boerner’s novel The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee¬†echoes with the history of Southern literature. There are the voices of the … Continue reading

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The Duality in Harper Lee…

“…if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and … Continue reading

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Intimations of Mortality…Bowie, Frey, Kantner

Where is it now? The glory and the dream…? – Wordsworth So. We start with a digression of sorts. I went to see Dr. John, the iconic¬†New Orleans musician, over the weekend. He gave a great show. His band was … Continue reading

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The Readable and the Not Yet Readable…

Someone I can’t remember once wrote that we come to books when we’re ready to appreciate them…evidently I am not ready to appreciate some books…. I’m about 100 pages into Book Two of the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy, The Wife. This … Continue reading

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