Tag Archives: Random House

A true indie treasure is Isabel Wolff

This is my second Isabel Wolff read, the first was A VINTAGE AFFAIR, https://poofbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/its-a-vintage-wonderful-read/.  After reading A VINTAGE AFFAIR I stalked Wolff’s publicist at Bantam to secure a review copy of THE VERY PICTURE OF YOU. Both of these books start … Continue reading

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Come One Come All to The Night Circus

Disclaimer:  If you are sensitive to gushing and fits of joy you may want to proceed with caution or turn around. This was the one book out of the Book Expo America (BEA) buzz that caught my eye and I … Continue reading

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A Jane Austen Finish to the Summer

While summer is officially with us till later in September, it always seems after Labor Day we leave summer behind us. With that in mind, my plan was to read MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER: A SEASON IN MANSFIELD PARK by Cindy Jones prior to … Continue reading

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It’s A Vintage Wonderful Read

Ever since I viewed the hardcover of A VINTAGE AFFAIR  by Isabel Wolff I had high hopes the story within was for me.  Several times my husband tried to convince me to purchase it, most likely to stop me from going on and … Continue reading

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Monet, The Painter and His Loves

CLAUDE & CAMILLE A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell will meet and exceed expectations for those who love the look and feel of an artist’s France.  As with others that have walked in this historical art fiction space: Susan Vreeland, Tracy Chevalier,  this feels … Continue reading

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Sprinkling of 2011 Favs and Those Yet to Come (I Hope)

ARMCHAIR BEA DAY 2:  Always hard for me to think about top picks when it comes to the books I read.  On some level I usually fall in love with something about each and every book. Here we go: A … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Window into the World of Tiffany Stained-Glass

Clara Driscoll worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany during the turn of the twentieth century when women were still finding their way in the world.  To say that she just worked for Tiffany Glass Studio limits her significant contributions.  Clara inspired, created, … Continue reading

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