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In My Home Library: Short Stories by Louisa May Alcott

I first read Short Stories by Louisa May Alcott in a college American Literature course.  Prior to this short story collection, my only encounter with Alcott’s writing had been Little Women and even that was an abridged version published in the 1970s or ‘80s and sold to children. While Little Women is a 19th century […]

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In My Home Library: The Age of Innocence

I first read The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton after watching the 1993 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. I absolutely loved the costumes and the sets.  I was attracted to the story because the struggle Newland Archer endures would never occur in modern society.  Newland falls in love with one woman […]

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In My Home Library: Canada 1911

I first read Canada 1911: The Decisive Election That Shaped the Country by Patrice Dutil and David MacKenzie while researching my WWI Trilogy.  Although 1911 is prior to the Great War, the results of that year’s federal election were felt for years. The federal election of 1911 is one of the dirtiest in Canadian history.  […]

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In My Home Library: World War I in 100 Objects

I first read World War I in 100 Objects by Pete Doyle while I researching and writing my WWI trilogy.  The book was a gift from my husband who felt it might be helpful for my research. As the title indicates, Doyle examines 100 objects that tell the story of the Great War.  Each object […]

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Wilfred Owen: One of the Greatest Voices of World War One

“Wilfred Owen is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War,” the association that bares his name says.  Indeed, he is perhaps the best known poet to come out of the conflict. The majority of Owen’s poems, however, were published after his death, including his most famous — Dulce et Decorum […]

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