Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Book review by Melanie Cutting British author Sarah Perry’s second book is an immensely, intensely satisfying read, containing all— or at least most of— the elements I look for in a novel:  just the right amount of action; genuine (as … Continue reading

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James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans

Definitely an Oldie – but still a Goodie? by James Wilson Though hard to believe today, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (1826) was the most widely read American novel for over 100 years. Only Gone with the … Continue reading

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Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

                             This Train Carries No One But Gamblers In Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Underground Railroad (2016) the passengers are all betting their lives that the trains will take them someplace safer than the slave life they are fleeing … Continue reading

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