Category Archives: memoir

Book Review: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

“Imagine a morning in late November.” That’s the first line and off we go with a beautiful tale about a little boy and an older woman who is his distant cousin.  They are loose-end relatives and are each other’s best … Continue reading

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Book Review: Country Girl by Edna O’Brien a memoir

This memoir has such a delightful beginning–with O’Brien’s memories from her Irish childhood, that I thought I was going to have to run out and buy a copy.  The anecdotes just kept coming and I laughed and admired her witty … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Papa by Anne Ylvisaker

Who likes an easy pleasant book to read? We all do! Dear Papa by Anne Ylvisaker–ooh, spellcheck doesn’t like THAT one– is just the ticket for your break from War and Peace or Ulysses. The book is written as a … Continue reading

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Summer Roomers: bit of a memoir

I’ll never forget the summer we had roomers.  I grew up on Lake George in northern New  York State.  From September through June the main interests in the village were directly related to school activities or a few minor incidents worth … Continue reading

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