I fell in love with the writing of Amy Tan in The Joy Luck Club. I am always eager for her next book to come out and I have really enjoyed them all. She has such a lovely way of describing emotions and life situations that the rest of us dance around and try hard to avoid. I highly recommend this book. :)
From inside cover:
This volume, the fifth collection of George F. Will's essays on America's political tumults and cultural controversies, makes clear that he deserves to be ranked in the American tradition of high journalism.....
With wit, erudition, and craftsmanship that readers of 480 newspapers and Newsweekhave enjoyed for twenty years, Will assesses the triumphs, misadventures, and foibles of the past four years.
I loved Goldie Hawn before and after reading/listening to this book I love her more. She has a wonderful voice to tell her story. Her life experiences and what she has learned are welcome lessons from which we can draw insight to our own worlds, selves, family and friends. Thanks Goldie Hawn. You are wonderful. :)
I have liked Frank Lloyd Wright's work as long as I can remember but knew nothing at all about him as a person. This book cuts right to the core of this famous man as well as his work, family, friends and the era of his life span. I almost put it down at the first but kept going thinking that surely it would pick up after the beginning. And it did. The book is full of experiences of Mr. Wright and the people who surrounded him. Also full of emotion and the passionate man he and others were. A book I shall not forget. :)
This is one of the most touching books I have read in a long time. The things Monty Roberts has learned about horses, animals and people is amazing. I am so very thankful to have learned of this book and read his story and how he has grown through all his life to learn and then share his love with others. :)
I just love this story. Mary Higgins Clark brought George and Martha Washington to life for me. We see their pictures so prim and proper. This book reveals the essence of these two people with their warmth, strength and love for each other, family and friends and for their country. What a great gift. Thank you Mary Higgins Clark. :)
Of course I love Jennifer Chiaverini's writing. This work of historical fiction appears well researched, as I believe is customary for Mrs. Chiaverini. More about the Grants and the Civil War so I learned more than expected and am glad for it. I have much greater appreciation for General and Mrs. Grant. Well written and interesting. :)
I have this book in hard cover, like new but it is written in Japanese. I can't read Japanese and would love to find someone who can and would like to have it. The story sounds good. You can find me in the Member Directory.....Wanda B. (wandagirl), Anna, Texas
This is a lovely book of photographs of the Big Sur Coast in California. The photos are by the amazing Ansel Adams and lines of prose and poetry by Robinson Jeffers. The combined talents compliment each other in a gentle, desirable way.
What an adventure. Lee Smith has written a novel which will help keep a dying era alive. The ways of mountain folk, their language and dialect. Rich are the stories within the pages. It has 4 letter words I personally could do without....but I guess they do go with the times and people. There are sentences and phrases that remind me so much of those I heard when growing up in rural East Texas. Brought back memories of my own. I really enjoyed reading this one. :)
St. Thomas Aquinas was a man of genius living at a time when Western Intellectualism and education reached a peak in the first flowering of the great universities. He is considered today a model of what the open-minded student may achieve in rethinking the problems of reality, knowledge, and human life with the aid of what is best in contemporary science and learning. THE POCKET AQUINAS is a representative collection of his ideas as they are expressed in the monumental SUMMA OF THEOLOGY and others of his greatest works. This volume has been edited, and contains Introductions, by Vernon J. Bourke.
Joseph E. Ritter,
Archbishop of St. Louis
July 11, 1960
This is just a wonderful book. Well written novel about a mountain lady and her life and those around her. She is a quilter and a storyteller who calls it as she sees it. You will not be disappointed. :)
I liked it. This is the first of Mr. Hackman's books that I have read. I think the characters are well defined and interesting and true to form of how people might act in such circumstances. The story was easy to follow and took some turns I didn't expect....other turns I wish hadn't turned that way! I was not disappointed and glad to know that Hackman can write as well as being a fine actor. Talented man. :)
Now this is a story that lit up my soul. I enjoyed it from beginning to end with good prose, unexpected situations and reactions to same by the characters. Told by a young girl who has insight far beyond her years and humor to balance the challenges. The reader in the audio version did a fantastic job. :)
I'll tell you what! This book starts with a bang and doesn't stop. I just finished it. I had never heard of Joe Lansdale and here he is, a fellow East Texan and can write like crazy. The story is so good and mysterious, entertaining, enlighteing and on and on. I suppose I will be looking for Lansdale everywhere now. Thanks. :)
I can't review this book without telling too much. It is a really good story, well written. Full of emotions in all directions, challenges to ponder and overcome. It is fun and funny, sad and tender. We all wish Pony Jones had stayed longer....forever? Yes. :)