Publisher: Random House

Classics Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Posted February 16, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 2 Comments
Classics Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) The publication of Maya Angelou’s autobiography (which eventually took up seven volumes) was a real landmark in many ways. It was a frank and deeply personal exploration of the Black American experience, from the chaos following slavery to our own muddled times. It gave voice […]

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Reading New England: The Witches of Eastwick

Posted October 18, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 21 Comments
Reading New England: The Witches of Eastwick

John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick (1984) When I said I planned to read The Witches of Eastwick for the Reading New England challenge, I also said I didn’t expect to enjoy it — and I was right, I didn’t. So this is going to be one of the rare times on this blog when […]

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Monica Furlong: Wise and Wonderful

Posted January 1, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 0 Comments
Monica Furlong: Wise and Wonderful

  Monica Furlong, Wise Child (Random House, 1987) Monica Furlong, Juniper (Random House, 1990) Monica Furlong, Colman (Random House, 2004) “After breakfast, you must have a look at Daisy and the rest of the garden.  Then we’d better do some lessons.”             “In magic?” I asked.  I was both curious and scared.             Juniper laughed. […]

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