Tag Archives: family

Thirteenth Child – Patricia Wrede

(Scholastic 2009) I heard about this book through the Book Smugglers’ blog, and, since I’ve loved Patricia Wrede’s other books (the Enchanted Forest books, her short stories, the Mairelon the magician books and her collaborations with Caroline Stevermer), I got … Continue reading

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A Legacy – Sybille Bedford

(Penguin Modern Classics 2005, originally published 1956) Set in the late years of the nineteenth century, this novel is set largely in recently-unified Germany, and tells the stories of the wealthy, bourgeois Jewish family of the Merzes in Berlin, and … Continue reading

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Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis

(Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics 2001, originally published 1922) George F. Babbitt is a conventional man, a real estate agent in partnership with his father-in-law, living in the American city of Zenith with his wife, Myra, and children Verona, Ted … Continue reading

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Discussion – Diana Wynne Jones

This post has been prompted by the news that Diana Wynne Jones is suffering from cancer and that she has decided to stop her chemotherapy. Jones’ books have been important to me throughout my reading life – ever since I … Continue reading

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