Mazo de la Roche’s Finch’s Fortune (1955)

2018-07-26T14:27:45-05:00

“With her book, her roses and her cake she was separated from the other members of the family in a kind of frosty seclusion.” Alayne’s frosty seclusion doesn’t sound all that bad, does it? But the point is that Alayne feels her separateness. And that's not always comfortable. Nor

Mazo de la Roche’s Finch’s Fortune (1955)2018-07-26T14:27:45-05:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoaks of Jalna (1929)

2018-07-10T18:26:23-05:00

The second book published in the series naturally focuses on Alayne, who was introduced as an independent young woman, who left her New York publishing career behind when she fell in love with one of the Whiteoak boys, in the series’ first volume, Jalna (published in 1927). Viewing the

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoaks of Jalna (1929)2018-07-10T18:26:23-05:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna (1927)

2018-07-10T18:20:06-05:00

This post is published to coincide with the anniversary of the author’s death. She died in her home in Toronto on July 12, 1961, where she had written the final Jalna book, Centenary at Jalna. Even though I deliberately chose a story-order reading, over a publication-order

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna (1927)2018-07-10T18:20:06-05:00

Autumn 2017 In My Reading Log (Non-fiction and Not-quite-fiction)

2017-10-25T17:17:49-05:00

In which there is talk of true stories and stories that fall between the cracks of imagined facts and probabilities. Kyo Maclear's Birds Art Life (2017) Arranged as though composed over a twelve-month period, this would seem to be the perfect book to read slowly, meditatively. To allow the pages

Autumn 2017 In My Reading Log (Non-fiction and Not-quite-fiction)2017-10-25T17:17:49-05:00

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos

2017-05-18T10:09:14-05:00

Bette Bao Lord's In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) opens when Bandit is living in China in her grandparents' home. She is ten years old (nine in Western birthdays) and she is about to learn that she will be going to live in the United States.

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos2017-05-18T10:09:14-05:00
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