Quartet in Autumn

I read Quartet in Autumn by British writer Barbara Pym about two years ago, this being my first Pym book. I was looking for books about women of a certain age and the challenges that come with aging. This book is about four people, two women and two men, Marcia, Letty, Norman and Edwin, all …

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The Diaries of Jane Somers

The Diaries of Jane Somers contains two books, The Diary of a Good Neighbor and If the Old Could, by British writer Doris Lessing. In 1982, Lessing published these novels using the pseudonym of Jane Somers to show how hard it is for new writers to get published. By 1984, the two novels were combined …

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Winter Solstice

"Life is so extraordinary. Wonderful surprises are just around the most unexpected corners." --from Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. I read Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher a few years ago when I inherited it from my mom. It is an easy, relaxing read about characters that range in ages and across generations. All are seeking …

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