Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South by Karolyn Smardz Frost

Karolyn Smardz Frost spent ten years researching for and writing this book, and it shows. The story centers around a woman named Cecelia Jane Reynolds, but there are many, many other interesting and amazing people and events happening in this book. So many names and dates, and I wanted to absorb and remember every one … Continue reading Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South by Karolyn Smardz Frost

A Round-Up of Short Works: William Trevor, Robert J. Wiersema, and Lawrence Hill

Nights at the Alexandra by William Trevor This book was recommended to me by Don at Uncle Bardie's Stories & Such. And I am very grateful. A few years ago, I read Trevor's Love and Summer, which I thought was good but not quite enough to send me running to read more of his books. … Continue reading A Round-Up of Short Works: William Trevor, Robert J. Wiersema, and Lawrence Hill

Literary Wives: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary … Continue reading Literary Wives: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler