Category Archives: Modern Literature

Stuff that doesn’t fit other categories.

Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman

This wonderful collection of short stories is full of astonishing, intricate, and compelling portraits of women and the animals, men, and family history that round out their worlds.  I found it very affecting and some of these women will be … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

I absolutely loved this little gem of a novella by Steve Martin.  You would think from the title that it is the autobiography of one of our feline companions.  Daniel Pecan Cambridge, the protagonist, may not be a cat, but … Continue reading

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Another recommendation from #FridayReads on Twitter, I wasn’t sure I was going to like The Help at first.  But after a chapter I found I could not put it down.  This was one I actually stayed up late reading, even … Continue reading

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Skippy Dies, By Paul Murray

I’m still recovering from my reading of this wonderful novel on my Kindle over the last week.  It’s been reviewed all over so I won’t bore anyone with my own summary, but I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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