Category: United States of Books

United States of Books – Spartina by John Casey

United States of Books – Spartina by John Casey

    This week takes us to Rhode Island with Spartina by John Casey. Entertainment Weekly says – Dick Pierce works in Narragansett Bay, but his true passion is is the unfinished boat in his backyard. The tale may be standard, but Casey’s lyrical descriptions of the Rhode Island sea […]

Posted October 31, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Rabbit, Run by John Updike

United States of Books – Rabbit, Run by John Updike

  For more information on the United States of Books (click here for details). The United States of Books the State of Pennsylvania Rabbit, Run by John Updike Reviewer ~ Teri at Sportochick’s Musings ~ Synopsis ~ Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its […]

Posted October 17, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 1 Comment

United States of Books – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

United States of Books – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

    Review by H.C – Irresponsible Reader Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson Hardcover, 219 pg. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980 Read: September 20 – 21, 2016 It’s time for my home state here in this little series we’re doing: Idaho, featuring the book Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. Set in the fictional […]

Posted October 10, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – The Awakening by Kate Chopin

United States of Books – The Awakening by Kate Chopin

    Source: Public Library eBook and audiobook, 211 pgs.; 4+ hrs. For Louisiana, Entertainment Weekly says, “Chopin’s early feminist work, which presents a woman carving an identity for herself that has nothing to do with wifedom or motherhood, also serves as an engrossing immersion in the historical worlds of […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks

United States of Books – Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks

    SYNOPSIS Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks Paperback, 180 pgs. Third World Press For Illinois, Entertainment Weekly says, “Sure you can always go with Saul Bellow’s Chicago, but if you’re looking for another view of the windy city, pick up this challenging, essential look at urban black life, with […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

United States of Books – Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

  For more information on the United States of Books (click here for details). The United States of Books the State of Michigan   Reviewer ~ Teri at Sportochick’s Musings Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell Audible and eBook ~ Synopsis ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, […]

Posted September 12, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Empire Falls by Richard Russo

United States of Books – Empire Falls by Richard Russo

    Review by H.C. at Irresponsible Reader   Believe it or not — this was almost a lot longer, but I trimmed a lot to hopefully make it better. — Empire Falls by Richard Russo Hardcover, 483 pg. Knopf, 2001 A few years ago, my parents took a trip through […]

Posted August 29, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Independence Day by Richard Ford

United States of Books – Independence Day by Richard Ford

    Review by Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit Source: Public Library Audiobook, 17 CDs Synopsis from Goodreads – A visionary account of American life–and the long-awaited sequel to one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade–Independence Day reveals a man and our country with unflinching comedy and […]

Posted August 15, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 1 Comment