The Lady and The Unicorn By Tracy Chevalier

 I love Tracy Chevalier.  She is a brilliant writer; her books are as timeless and gentle in as much as they are gifted pieces of work that reveal her in-depth knowledge of the era and the artists she often brings to life. ‘Reliable Creatures’ is fantastic, as is ‘Virgin Blue.’ I am holding on to…

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Secret Daughter By Shilpi Somaya Gowda

  I was  in hospital for surgery last week, and as I expected to stay 3 nights, I took this book along with me to read; I mean really, other than for walking along the corridors, holding on to my over medicated pain ridden innards, and nodding a pleasant good morning or evening, to others who grimace…

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Cross Currents By John Shors

I am a bit biased when it comes to John Shors,  because he is just so nice, and has not once, but twice, taken the time to  reply my ramblingly  gushing e-mail about his works.  I have all of his books; they are little jewels I carry with me.  I confess I am drawn to…

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

 I didn’t know much about Ann Patchett until I was given this book about 2 weeks ago. I literally walked right by ‘ State of Wonder’  at the store, because the title did nothing for  me – you know how we sometimes stop by a book just because the title catches the eye, mmm, there…

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John Shors writes tenderly

Dragon House made me feel so many things all at once that I had to write to John and tell him. I was so touched that he wrote back immediately, and even that he considered replying me. He was completely down to earth and friendly. He told me he is working on his next book…

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