Birdy

I saw the film “Birdy” twice when it first came out. At that time I did not yet have any of my own birds, but I was

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Shampoo

My latest novel is the short trashy Shampoo by Robert Alley. I have never seen the movie, which no doubt would have made the novel make a lot

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The Lovers

After my last book review, on 25 June (for Lips Unsealed: a Memoir by Belinda Carlisle) I decided to tackle the pile of magazines that had been

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First edition

Yesterday I received a package that I had purchased on-line. It was a first edition hardcover of Helen Hooven Santmyer’s colossal novel, “…And Ladies of

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The Fierce Dispute

I was planning to write this book review yesterday, yet my blasted computer seems to have gotten infected with (I think) Antivirus 2010 again. Pop-ups

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Farewell, Summer

Yesterday I finished the short novel entitled Farewell, Summer, written by Helen Hooven Santmyer. This was her last novel and it was published posthumously in 1988, two years

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Herbs and Apples

Today I finished reading Herbs and Apples, the first novel by Helen Hooven Santmyer. It was originally written in 1925 and, after the success of

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“…And Ladies of the Club”

Today I finished reading “…And Ladies of the Club” by Helen Hooven Santmyer. Originally published in 1982 in a small edition of two thousand copies, the novel became

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