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понедельник, 19 декабря 2011 г.
Every story in this collection is amazing. My favorite stories are “The Hermit’s Story” and “Swans”. Bass explores the mysterious connections between man and nature. In “The Hermit’s Story”, a man and a woman travel across the frozen surface of a dry lake, in "Swans," a woman lights fires along the shore of a freezing pond to warm the five swans living there.
Language is wonderful, characters well developed, every story is remarkable in its own way.
вторник, 13 декабря 2011 г.
National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Shirley Hazzard tells a story of two sisters, Grace and Caroline Bell. They move from Australia to England to start their lives in a new land. We watch their lives progress through the men they meet. They fall in love, meet their husbands, their lovers.
This book is a story of different place and time. It’s a very good love story.
This is one of my favorite books, which is beautifully written and language is wonderful too.
воскресенье, 11 декабря 2011 г.
The book is very humorous, but it does have its serious side. The book moves across the USA from the South to the Northwest and out to New York, then to the Middle East as Robbins constantly analyzes the situation between Jews and Arabs there, as well as studies the Christian history. Tom Robbins is a master with words and best thing about his book is his writing.
I thought the story is terrific. It makes me want to live life, and live it in a new and healthy and loving way.
среда, 28 сентября 2011 г.
I'm so glad I finally picked up “To Kill a Mockingbird”, I heard so many wonderful things about this book. It’s really a wonderful piece of literature, great characters, plot and prose. Every character and every little side story added flavor, color and depth to this wonderful tale. This book seems so simple, but it's about several things at once - racism, injustice, social status, innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” has become a new all-time favorite book for me.
четверг, 18 августа 2011 г.
This book was hard to put down and well worth the read.
четверг, 11 августа 2011 г.
is a book to make me dream, laugh….
“If you read only one western novel in your life, read Lonesome Dove…” USA Today
среда, 3 августа 2011 г.
The author has created an incredibly true and memorable young woman who has many of the same thoughts and feelings of your average female reader. I truly understood the feelings and thoughts of Dolores. It's amazing to me that a male author could write such engaging female character.
I think this story is a tragedy and a chance for the readers to think about the tragedies and sadness of our own lives.
четверг, 21 июля 2011 г.
четверг, 23 июня 2011 г.
Wideman tells about ordinary lives are filled with hope and despair.
John Edgar Wideman is true great writer. I never knew there could be so many thoughts and ideas in two hundred pages.
An excellent novel.
среда, 15 июня 2011 г.
The book is arranged into parts; one set in 1910, three set in the 1970s and the rest (the majority of the book) between 1916 and 1918. The parts set during the World War I are excellent. The battle scenes are so realistic, that as a reader I feel to be in the thick of the battle.
Birdsong begins as a love story. The young Englishman lives with a business partner's family in France and falls in love with his wife.
The novel also focuses on the life of Stephen's granddaughter, Elizabeth, and her attempts to find out more about her grandfather's experiences in World War I.
The story stays with you for a while after reading it. I could not put the book down.
I high recommend this book!
четверг, 9 июня 2011 г.
I really liked all the characters, especially charming Billy.
An enjoyable read!
вторник, 31 мая 2011 г.
I really enjoyed this book and kept on reading until I finished the book.
I highly recommend the book as a good summer reading mystery.
понедельник, 30 мая 2011 г.
Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down.
понедельник, 23 мая 2011 г.
Miles Ryan and his wife Missy were young sweethearts, they married and had a beautiful boy named Jonah. Missy spent her days caring for her son while waiting for Miles to return home from his duty as a sheriff's deputy. The Ryans' were devoted to each other. Missy was killed by a hit and run driver. Two years later, Miles has tried to move on, but reminders of Missy are everywhere. When Sarah comes into his life. He finally learns to love again and move past all the horrible things in his life until he learns who the driver of the car is…..
четверг, 19 мая 2011 г.
It was intriguing fast moving and kept my interest.
It reads like a movie, it's entertaining, and it's a bit suspenseful. This is the story of Flick, a female British spy in occupied France throughout WWII. Ken Follett is the rare spy novelist whose female characters are as strong as his males. Follett’s thriller is Intelligent.
A good read, it's easy reading and the kind of book that's good for passing the time.
среда, 18 мая 2011 г.
Novalee is seventeen, seven months pregnant and on her way to California with her boyfriend. Now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah with $7.77 in change. Dut Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small town.
This story is about real human life and survival. This book is a light read, with easy humor. It's a friendship story and a love story, that showcases the goodness of people.
"Where The Heart Is" is a wonderful book, can be read, understood, and loved by the whole family!
четверг, 12 мая 2011 г.
Great story which treats a difficult subject in an unusual and entertaining way. At times funny, at times heartbreaking, but always engrossing. Full of irony.
пятница, 6 мая 2011 г.
This book is about the energy of New York, the drive to achieve a dream, the power of the
imagination. The descriptions of New York city and some of the groundbreaking innovations at the turn of the century were wonderful.
One of the few Pulitzer Prize-winning novels that I thought was truly worthy of a Pulitzer
This is clearly and elegantly written
среда, 20 апреля 2011 г.
Jonathan Franzen tells the story of the Lamberts: Alfred and Enid, retired in their hometown, and their kids. Alfred, in particular, is having difficulties, mentally and physically. Their three grown children live on the East Coast: Denise is a chef, Gary a banker, Chip is between jobs. Gary is married and has three children.
Enid wants to bring together the family for at least one final Christmas. The story moves between present and pasts, from child to child and the story of each of the five Lamberts is told. The novel leaves the reader with both a family portrait and a portrait of America in the late 1990's.
The Corrections is a very fine read.
понедельник, 4 апреля 2011 г.
I loved her style of writing and really enjoyed this author and I plan on reading more by her.
пятница, 25 марта 2011 г.
Tim decides that he's going to save the woman who's been targeted by an unknown to be killed. But what Tim doesn't expect is how he will feel about that woman. As they run and hide from the killer, Tim realizes that he loves her…
Good book, worth your time to read.
четверг, 24 марта 2011 г.
среда, 23 марта 2011 г.
The ending was so shocking, it still brings tears to my eye. I highly recommend this novel and will be reading it again and again in years to come.
Powerful love story, and although the first book by Shreve that I have read, it will not be the last!
пятница, 4 марта 2011 г.
Black Beauty is a very understanding and forgiving horse, and it does all end happily ever after.
A beautiful, compassionate story!
понедельник, 28 февраля 2011 г.
Loved this book!!!!
пятница, 25 февраля 2011 г.
Unique, mystical novel, which has become a classic of English literature!
An absolutely must-read novel!
понедельник, 14 февраля 2011 г.
"Rebecca" is a masterpiece of the genre, and my favorite of Du Maurier's fiction. I also liked the story a lot -A naive young woman meets and marries a wealthy widower, Maxim de Winter, who owns an old English estate called Manderley.
The young bride has a difficult time adjusting to life at Manderley. She began her search for the real fate of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, whose presence is still felt strongly by the characters in the novel.
DuMaurier has written a dark, gripping tale with atmosphere of suspicion, fear and secrets.
Great writing and reading!
пятница, 11 февраля 2011 г.
Three sixteen-year-olds must discover their own strength and their magical abilities in time to win the battle for their land.
"The Separated" is an exciting story for fans of fantasy tales. I'm looking forward to any future story of the series "Tales of Terre."
King of the Wind is the story about the a young, mute horseboy named Agba who works for the sultan of Morocco. He travels to France with a gift for Louis XV. The gift is a horse named King of the Wind who is also known as Sham. Sham and Agba run into many adventures and find themselves living with many different owners and in many different situations.
I absolutely loved it and I would recommend it to anyone who loves horse stories.
понедельник, 31 января 2011 г.
I like R.F.Dew's characters, they are so appealing.
понедельник, 24 января 2011 г.
A funny book that made laugh.I enjoyed it a lot.
понедельник, 10 января 2011 г.
and it very much deserves the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction that it received in 1993. It is set in the south in the 1950’s. Three men are killed. Jefferson, a young black, is an innocent witness, he is convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant, the town's black school teacher, is asked to visit Jefferson in jail, to help him to be ready to die with dignity.Grant learns the true meaning of friendship and what it means to be a man.They both learn from each other some important life lessons.
This book touched me deeply and actually moved me to tears.