Beautifully written account of French priests coming to Santa Fe, NM, in mid-nineteenth century. Lots of adventures with Indians and Mexicans in the new US territory after the war with Mexico. Cather describes the landscapes wonderfully.
Having been to the Peace Park in Hiroshima recently, I wanted to read about this momentous and horrible event. Hersey's book is a classic: factual, not emotional, full of details that make one realize that we must never as a world drop an atomic bomb on anyone. Hersey wrote this in 1946 and followed the people whose lives he chronicles forty years later in 1986. Highest recommendation.
For lovers of Du Maurier, this Bronte biography has her usual Gothic twists. Interesting to remember that the Bronte children had a Cornish mother. Perhaps that accounts for D's Bronte similarities and interest.
Daphne Du Maurice at her usual best in Cornwall. This 19th century adventure involves pirates wrecking ships on the rocky coast. Lots of wild and foggy moors. Very atmospheric. Based on a real inn in the moors.
This is second time I have read "Jane Eyre." The Brontes are wonderful talents from an obscure Yorkshire village. Charlotte makes of her Gothic experiences a fascinating novel. It never flags, because Jane controls the reader's response through her first person narrative. A great read.