Look Homeward, Angel

I've just finished reading Look Homeward, Angel by American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, published in 1929. Wolfe grew up the youngest of 8 children in Asheville, North Carolina and this book closely follows his own life, so that it is considered very much autobiographical, with the character of Eugene Gant being Wolfe. Altamont is Asheville and …

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Orphan Train

Orphan Train by American author, Christina Baker Kline, is historical fiction that is a recent pick by one of our book club members. The story follows two timelines, one modern day story of a 17 year old in foster care and one story that goes back to the historical time period of the last orphan …

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Rabbit is Rich

Rabbit is Rich is the third installment of the Rabbit series written by American writer, John Updike, published in 1981, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1982 and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. Updike realistically portrays middle-class, small town social and political changes of the late 1970's. This story continues …

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