Daily Archives: June 3, 2016

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Second reading – the 1st review is here and … well … this time round I think McCarthy’s book may be theme driven without pretense,  although there is a plot of sorts – and the theme may be there is no theme. … Continue reading

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A Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett

What’s a poor orphaned girl,  raised from birth by her grandmother in a country home and then by a guardian named Doctor Leslie,  to do?   Nan Prince dearly wants to be a doctor and although that’s  not likely in 1885 or … Continue reading

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The Portable Veblen

Hugely funny, insightful, and rather sweet tale of advanced medical technology, San Francisco Bay area (from Paso Robles to Humboldt Couny) socio-economics, love, Thorsten Veblen, Norwegian, and squirrels. ********* The Portable Veblen  by Elizabeth McKenzie 2016/ 448 pages Rating:  8 … Continue reading

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