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United States of Books – Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

United States of Books – Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

    This week takes us to North Carolina. Entertainment Weekly says – “A boy named Jim come of age during the depression in a secluded North Carolina hamlet where the state’s history looms large and maps of the Confederacy still hang in his classroom.”  Jim the Boy by Tony Earley […]

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

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 – The Known World

United States of Books – The Known World

    This week takes us to Virginia with The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Entertainment Weekly says – This award-winning examination of man’s ownership of man refuses to succumb to the calcifying effect of history, presenting Virginia’s past as raw, urgent and human.  The Known World by Edward […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

United States of Books – The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

United States of Books – The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

    Today we visit Utah with The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. EW says – “Abbey’s tale of four ecological activists seeking to destroy the Glen Canyon Dam became a primer for other green-minded saboteurs.”   The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey is touted as a comic […]

Posted May 16, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    Welcome to another installment of the United States of Books! See full details here. Today we will visit Florida with The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Entertainment Weekly say’s “Working with Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s editor, Rawlings was pushed to look into her own history for literary fodder, which […]

Posted April 11, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 2 Comments

Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

    This weeks United States of Books brings us to Iowa with Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. Entertainment Weekly says – Not only was this novel – adapted for Field of Dreams – set in Iowa, but Kinsella also attended the state’s other claim to fame: The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I went […]

Posted February 15, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 5 Comments

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

I went into Summer Secrets with so much hope. Jane Green is one of my auto buy authors, so I look forward to her books. This one especially peaked my interest as Green released a super short story Cat and Jemima J a few months before publication to spur interest. My interest was […]

Posted January 17, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

So I kept hearing about this book Six of Crows, like hearing about it over and over. Seeing it on best of lists and on a ridiculous number of book blogs. I requested it from the library to see what all the hype was about. And hoo boy was it […]

Posted January 16, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments