Patricia Lavins

 
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Unpublished novice writer who is addicted to good books. As a retired Federal employee, I am trying to launch my second career as a novelist and am researching first-time novelists works. This experience has had mixed results. Some of what I have read intimates me and others give me the courage to continue to polish my own writing.
 

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The Archivist: A Novel von Martha Cooley
The Archivist: A Novel von Martha Cooley
This literary tale of betrayal works on many different levels; it is an historical novel, a romance novel and a tale of dealing with madness. Each sentence evokes a feeling and mood that leads the reading alone an interesting journey with characters who stay with you long after you have finished the magnificient piece. The plotting is unique and I agree with some of the other reviewers that the middle is the weakest part. However, the surprise ending more than makes up for any perceived deficiency. This finely woven tale covers the gamut of many emotions of the protagonist and brings the reader gently along on this journey. I was amazed to be snagged into the world of libraries… Mehr dazu
Durable Goods von Elizabeth Berg
Durable Goods von Elizabeth Berg
As a big Elizabeth Berg fan, I was surprised to discover that I had not yet read this book. So I was delighted to be able to spend a few fast hours one day this week in reliving the angst of childhood in this bittersweet novel. This spare book is a delight and the author's skill in fully developing a memorable character comes shining through. This is a heroine that the reader immediately cares for and wants to root for as she travels the byroads of youth all alone. The only regrettable aspect of this book is that there is no sequel. I would love to know how she grew into a fully grown and loveable woman. This is a book that I would recommend for anyone who has a young daughter,… Mehr dazu
Evensong von Gail Godwin
Evensong von Gail Godwin
The story of Margaret and her marriage evolves slowly and surely and it is this slow unveiling that shows the author's real skill in the use of plotting, characterization and prose. This is a tender love story on many levels yet it is also a coming of age story that forces one to consider their own feelings about religion, family and their place in our daily lives. This well-written novel is one that causes the reader to think about it long after the last paragraph has been read.