The Marne, Edith Wharton (1918)

"Whither thou goest will I go, thy people shall be my people…” Yes, France was the Naomi-country that had but to beckon, and her children rose and came. Edith Wharton had been living in France for many years when WWI began. Like many in Europe, Wharton was frustrated and angry at America's reluctance to enter …

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Mademoiselle Misfortune Carol Ryrie Brink (1935)

"What's the child looking at," asked Miss Weatherwax?"Oh, everything!," said Alice. "It's all so beautiful!...If you've never seen it before, you ought to take a long, long look. You'll never see it just this way again."...said the little old American woman, "That's right, I'll never see it again for the first time, will I? Well, …

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A Year-Long War and Peace Readalong

  Staring a 1455 page book straight in the eye, so to speak, is incredibly daunting. I wonder if it is realistic that I will stick with it? Like many classics, War and Peace is a book I have always felt I needed to read at some point in my life. And while I greatly …

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