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Book Review: The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle

In my high school and college years, I read a lot of books by and about the Puritans. These were English Protestants who were first called “puritan” in a pejorative sense because of their stance that the Church of England … Continue reading

16. February 2013 by Mindy
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Review and Interview with the author of Alys, Always

Last July at The Discarded Image, I published a review of Alys, Always, British journalist Harriet Lane’s debut novel. The story opens with a bang, in a straightforward kind of way, but it soon becomes clear that the aftermath of … Continue reading

12. January 2013 by Mindy
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Book Review: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

What if? is such a tantalizing question, especially when asked in the form of an alternate history. As soon as I read the description of Enid Shomer’s debut novel, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, advertised in The New Yorker … Continue reading

10. December 2012 by Mindy
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Book Review: The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child begins with sharp, icy reality as we step out into the silent Alaskan wilderness with Mabel. An aging homesteader who can no longer abide the distance that childlessness and numbing work have built … Continue reading

22. April 2012 by Mindy
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Book Review: The Last Nude

Paris in the Jazz Age. A backdrop to art, literature, fashion, music, sparkling cocktails, catty society, public sexuality, political intrigue, and parties so lavish that the famous guests compete to be the entertainment. Rafaela Fano, American and seventeen, arrives in … Continue reading

28. March 2012 by Mindy
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