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Book Review: “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions… Continue reading Book Review: “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck

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Book Review: “Gone With The Wind,” Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at… Continue reading Book Review: “Gone With The Wind,” Margaret Mitchell

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Book Review: “Siddhartha,” by Hermann Hesse

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the… Continue reading Book Review: “Siddhartha,” by Hermann Hesse

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge 

Every year I attempt a GoodReads challenge of 100 books. I have not yet, so far, made it. I think last year and the year before I attempted 50 and did make that (thanks to a few shorties). This year, in conjunction with our personal book challenges, (I AM SO FAR BEHIND ALREADY) my friend Laura and… Continue reading Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge