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REVIEWS FROM HALEIGH DEROCHER

The Out of Print Collection: The Reef by Edith Wharton

The Out of Print Collection: The Reef by Edith Wharton

My newest Out of Print title, The Reef by Edith Wharton. Coming to the shop on June 1st at 10am CST:   The Reef by Edith Wharton    If you know me at all, you probably know that Edith Wharton has long been a favorite of mine. This book, one of her overlooked titles...

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The Out of Print Collection: Lilith by George MacDonald

The Out of Print Collection: Lilith by George MacDonald

My newest Out of Print title, Lilith by George MacDonald. George MacDonald was a huge inspiration for one of my favorite authors, CS Lewis. In fact, CS Lewis even featured George MacDonald as a character in his short novel The Great Divorce. It is for this reason that...

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Some Banned Classics for Banned Books Week

Some Banned Classics for Banned Books Week

Did you know that this week (9/26-10/2) is Banned Books Week? The purpose of Banned Books Week is to highlight current and historical attempts in the US to censor books in schools and libraries. I'm taking it a slightly different route, though. Censorship has been...

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A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community

A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community

A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community Cancel Culture, or "Accountability Culture" as it's proponents like to call it, is a movement that capitalizes on public shaming: Ostracism until demands have been met is its ultimate purpose. In the book...

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Some Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

Some Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

I have read a few lovely non-fiction books lately. Each of these books provided me with much needed encouragement, but in different areas of life. A good non-fiction book just can't be beat, and is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. So, I feel compelled to share...

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Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

 "Meanwhile, the trees were just as green as before; the birds sang and the sun shone as clearly now as ever. The familiar surroundings had not darkened because of her grief."   Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This has been my favorite read of...

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Review: Summer by Edith Wharton

Review: Summer by Edith Wharton

"These things were hers; they had passed into her blood, and become part of her, they were building the child in her womb; it was impossible to tear asunder strands of life so interwoven." I've decided that now when people ask for my recommendation of which Wharton...

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Review: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Review: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

"I had the sense that the deeper meaning of the story was in the gaps." I own more copies of Ethan Frome than any other book, and I can easily say it's my favorite novella I've ever read. But I also feel like I'm constantly defending my love for it, because it is...

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Review: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Review: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

"One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind." Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, Before my review of the novel, I'd like to go into a little history. Charles Dickens' father, John, was always a poor manager of his finances - so poor, in fact, that...

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Review: Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery

Review: Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery

"If it's in you to climb you must - there are those who must lift their eyes to the hills - they can't breathe properly in the valleys." Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery, I feel like this is the book of my soul, guys. The prose is breathtaking and the narrative is...

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Review: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Review: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known" A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ It might not stay at four stars though, judging by my history of reading Dickens. AToTC is...

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REVIEWS FROM HALEIGH DEROCHER

The Out of Print Collection: The Reef by Edith Wharton

The Out of Print Collection: The Reef by Edith Wharton

My newest Out of Print title, The Reef by Edith Wharton. Coming to the shop on June 1st at 10am CST:   The Reef by Edith Wharton    If you know me at all, you probably know that Edith Wharton has long been a favorite of mine. This book, one of her overlooked titles...

read more
The Out of Print Collection: Lilith by George MacDonald

The Out of Print Collection: Lilith by George MacDonald

My newest Out of Print title, Lilith by George MacDonald. George MacDonald was a huge inspiration for one of my favorite authors, CS Lewis. In fact, CS Lewis even featured George MacDonald as a character in his short novel The Great Divorce. It is for this reason that...

read more
Some Banned Classics for Banned Books Week

Some Banned Classics for Banned Books Week

Did you know that this week (9/26-10/2) is Banned Books Week? The purpose of Banned Books Week is to highlight current and historical attempts in the US to censor books in schools and libraries. I'm taking it a slightly different route, though. Censorship has been...

read more
A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community

A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community

A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community Cancel Culture, or "Accountability Culture" as it's proponents like to call it, is a movement that capitalizes on public shaming: Ostracism until demands have been met is its ultimate purpose. In the book...

read more
Some Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

Some Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

I have read a few lovely non-fiction books lately. Each of these books provided me with much needed encouragement, but in different areas of life. A good non-fiction book just can't be beat, and is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. So, I feel compelled to share...

read more
Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

 "Meanwhile, the trees were just as green as before; the birds sang and the sun shone as clearly now as ever. The familiar surroundings had not darkened because of her grief."   Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This has been my favorite read of...

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