Still the same old story? (On Trials of the Earth)

2016-07-31T12:15:15+00:00

Mary Mann Hamilton's Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman was originally writen in the 1930s, recounting her experiences pioneering. The chronicle begins in the 1880s in Missouri, moving into Arkansas, with her being crowded into a marriage, as a wife but not an equal. Little Brown

Still the same old story? (On Trials of the Earth) 2016-07-31T12:15:15+00:00

On the page, on the screen

2017-07-20T17:55:53+00:00

Back in the days when you taped movies onto video cassettes, I was recording "Anna Karenina" to watch another time, when I turned on the television -- thinking the film was over and the credits would be running past -- and I could not unsee the last few seconds of the story

On the page, on the screen 2017-07-20T17:55:53+00:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (4 of 4)

2015-08-13T13:52:36+00:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? House of Anansi, 2015

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (4 of 4) 2015-08-13T13:52:36+00:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Sunny Days (2 of 4)

2015-07-27T13:37:33+00:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Little, Brown and Company, 2015

Summer Reading To-Do List for Sunny Days (2 of 4) 2015-07-27T13:37:33+00:00

A Fainter Footprint in Fiction

2015-02-04T13:49:43+00:00

Sarah Ellis' Outside In is her seventeenth novel for young readers, and readers who discover her through this unusual work will undoubtedly be keen to investigate her backlist. Groundwood Books, 2014 The cover captures the hint of mystery which lurks beneath the story, for Lynn encounters Blossom and

A Fainter Footprint in Fiction 2015-02-04T13:49:43+00:00