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Member: smallwonder56

CollectionsYour library (627), To read (46), Read but unowned (1), Favorites (25), All collections (627)

Reviews84 reviews

Tagswomen writers (70), tbr (48), favorites (28), contemporary fiction (28), personal growth (16), guilty pleasures (15), mystery (15), relationships (12), marriage (11), dysfunctional families (10) — see all tags

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About meI'm an IT technician in a university library, but most of my "so called career" was as a paraprofessional cataloger. I still haven't discovered "what I want to be when I grow up" but I enjoy reading, writing, making art quilts and beading. My degree was in English and I started graduate school in literature, as well, and then I realized that I don't enjoy "dissecting" literature--I want to enjoy the pleasure of reading. What a relief it was go to from "have to" books to true pleasure reading.

About my libraryFavorite authors include, but aren't limited to: Anne Tyler, Elinor Lipman, Barbara Pym, Virginia Woolf, Anita Shreve, and Barbara Kingsolver. My library here on LT is mostly made up of some of the books I've enjoyed most over the last 30 years. Trying to make an exhaustive list of what I've read is just impossible, and I'd rather have suggestions made from the books I enjoyed more.

GroupsCan you recommend....., Early Reviewers, Girlybooks, Textile art, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, E. L. Doctorow, E. M. Forster, Gail Godwin, Jack Kornfield, Anne Lamott, Elinor Lipman, Barbara Pym, Anita Shreve, Faith Sullivan, Anne Tyler (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceMar 14, 2007

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I enjoyed reading your reviews and they have given me several ideas for new writers to look out for. I too enjoy Elizabeth Berg, Anne Tyler and Anita Shreve!
best wishes
Janet in Canada
Barb -

Your comment about Ladder of Years made me laugh. I suspect most moms have had the urge to escape at least once or twice during those difficult child-raising years. It's just that not everyone is honest enough to admit that to herself (or anyone else!)

My family used to vacation on the Eastern Shore every summer when the kids were growing up, so the setting of this book was particulary appealing to me. I sometimes wished I could find the imaginary town Delia escaped to and spend a few weeks there myself.

this is an amazing picture!
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