The Optimist’s Daughter

Eudora Welty, is an American author recommended by one of our YouTube followers. Thank you Doc for telling us about this Southern writer. I was able to find this book by Welty at a $1 bookstore in Southport, NC. It's The Optimist's Daughter, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1973. This is another …

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Main Street

Main Street by American writer Sinclair Lewis was published in 1920. This is a satirical novel with a strong female character, Carol Milford, a young woman who is graduating college in Minnesota in the 1910s. In the beginning, Lewis hooked me on the first page with Carol's thoughts: "The days of pioneering, of lassies in …

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Another View

Another View by British author, Rosamunde Pilcher was published in 1968. Pilcher is known for writing family dysfunction in her novels, including her best known novel, The Shell Seekers, which was published 20 years later. Like The Shell Seekers, Another View also has family dysfunction, the examining of relationships and an artist in the family …

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Voices in Summer

Summertime is the perfect time to read Rosamunde Pilcher books with settings by the sea. Voices in Summer by British author Rosamunde Pilcher, published in 1984, is another one of these beachy summer reads. I always love the settings in Pilcher books, this book is no different.  Many of the characters are likeable and most …

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