Tag: Massachusetts books

Reading New England: Mayflower Discussion Part I

Posted December 11, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 20 Comments
Reading New England: Mayflower Discussion Part I

Welcome to Part I of the Reading New England/Nonfiction Book Club discussion of Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower. I’m so pleased that Katie of Doing Dewey agreed to co-host this readalong with me! Please hop over to her blog to see her answers to the following questions, which were written by me after reading parts I and […]

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Reading New England: Two freedom fighters

Posted August 19, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
Reading New England: Two freedom fighters

Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain (1942) M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation (2006, 2008) A few weeks ago, I visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where there is a room full of portraits of prominent Boston revolutionaries. Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Joseph Warren, and others — […]

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Reading New England: Ethan Frome

Posted July 8, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 30 Comments
Reading New England: Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome (1911) After reading one of the funniest books ever (according to multiple top ten lists, anyway), I moved on to what has to be one of the most depressing books of all time: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. I am SO glad that I was not made to read it in […]

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Reading New England: Massachusetts

Posted July 3, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Reading New England: Massachusetts

And now we come to the heavyweight of New England, the dominant player in literature as well as commerce, culture, and history. Until I started working on the New England Book List, I had no idea how many Massachusetts books there were in contrast to the other states. I ended up dividing the list into […]

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