In a couple of weeks, we plan to take a little time off in a Victorian seaport town along the coastline of Puget Sound in Washington state. Not only is the history of the place fascinating, but the many Victorian houses and buildings are candy for the eyes. Past roamings in the center of town … More William James Bookseller of Port Townsend, Washington
Synopsis: From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their … More Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
Synopsis: An impetuous love swept Blessing Brightman away from the Quaker community, into the highest ranks of Cincinnati society. But behind the glitter of ballroom and parlor, her spirit slowly eroded in an increasingly dangerous marriage. Widowed young, determined never to lose her independence again, Blessing reclaimed her faith and vowed to use her influence … More Blessing by Lyn Cote
For a few months, I’ve posted about words on Wednesdays. But with two book reviews each week, my writing blog posting once each week, and more I’ve tried to sort out how to share some other interesting “features” with you. So, some Wednesdays will continue to be about words. Others will simply be a bookstore … More What’s Happening with Wednesdays?
Synopsis: The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for … More The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin