Month: March 2014

A Woman of Science, an Age of Wonder

Posted March 28, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 1 Comment
A Woman of Science, an Age of Wonder

Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things (Viking, 2013) Richard Holmes, The Age of Wonder (Pantheon, 2008) The Signature of All Things, Gilbert’s first full-length work of fiction after her memoir Eat, Pray, Love became a surprise hit, is a big, ambitious book. It ranges across space and time, taking us from London to Philadelphia […]

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Beautiful Books: The Dark Is Rising

Posted March 22, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 1 Comment
Beautiful Books: The Dark Is Rising

Susan Cooper, Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising (1973) Susan Cooper, Greenwitch (1974) Susan Cooper, The Grey King (1975) Susan Cooper, Silver on the Tree (1976)     There are very few living authors who have not just one title, but an entire series of books given the Folio Society […]

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My First Terry Pratchett: The Truth

Posted March 5, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 4 Comments
My First Terry Pratchett: The Truth

Terry Pratchett, The Truth (2000) The first book you read by a favorite author has a special quality. Even if there are other books by the same author that you realize are more worthy of recognition, the joy of discovery lends your “first” a lingering glow. Sometimes, the particular circumstances of finding the book are […]

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