February Books - Gotta Love a Good Read!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge is the glue that holds this little book together, but just barely. As she experiences change in her own life and the surrounding town of Crosby, Maine and its many residents she is forced to deal with her own problems. I can’t believe this book was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in the Letters, Drama and Music category.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
On my list of books to read from a writing workshop, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek isn't a quick read, but I’d call it an environmental classic. Talk about stopping to smell the roses – Dillard spends a year to “see what she can see” as she explores the natural wonders, in her Virginia's Blue Ridge valley acreage.

Remembering the Bone House by Nancy Mairs
Interesting collection of essays. Mairs reconstructs her past by exploring her emotional development as it unfolds in each house she lived in growing up.

The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
A “Picolt-like” book – but Richmond falls a wee-bit short. Still, a decent read.

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Gregory makes the wars of the Plantagenet’s, the rise of the White Queen, and the missing princes in the Tower of London come to life – as she so skillfully does in almost every historical fiction book she’s ever written. Easy read, entertaining.

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