Ironweed, by William Kennedy

“My guilt is all I have left. If I lose it, I have stood for nothing, done nothing.” I had an English teacher once who told me quite emphatically that you can’t open an essay or review with a quote. Well, he was obviously wrong, and I choose to ignore him. Kennedy’s novel is a... Continue Reading →

The Future Homemakers of America

The Future Homemakers Of America by Laurie Graham covers the joys and sorrows of six women. It begins in 1952 and spans 40 years. While Peggy Dewey’s husband Vern is on assignment in England she meets other Air Force wives -  Audrey, Gayle, Lois and Betty. She also meets a British woman, Kath.  Circumstances bring... Continue Reading →

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