Reading ‘Go Set A Watchman’

Marie Marshall

To_Kill_a_MockingbirdBy now we all know the story of how To Kill A Mockingbird came to be written, and how Go Set A Watchman came to be published fifty-five years later. That half-century-and-a-bit has seen a lot of changes in sensibilities about race, particularly in the USA, the country where both novels are set and where their major readership is. The thesis of To Kill A Mockingbird seems to be that, by and large, people are decent, or strive to be decent, or can be reminded of their decency despite their prejudices, not simply about race but about other fears as well; this decency does not always win out against a tragic result, when such prejudices are deeply ingrained in a community’s culture, but that is life. Man, as the Bible says, is born to suffering, as the sparks fly upward. Nevertheless, keeping an eye to that glint of decency leads, step-by-step…

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Book Tour – Vanessa Wester, Author of the “Evolution” Trilogy

Carol Davis / Author

Vanessa Wester - Author Picture 3As readers of Vanessa Wester’s EVOLUTION trilogy know, reaching the end of the trilogy doesn’t necessarily mean the story is finished. Vanessa is continuing her popular saga with the brand-new prequel novella EMILY, which is now available for pre-order at Amazon.  With the help of e-mail and book tour host MY BOOK FAIRY, I “sat down” with Vanessa to chat about her life and her thoughts about the trilogy.

First, an introduction to the story:

Steven Thorn has no trouble settling in at university. He is confident, hardworking and intelligent. When Caitlin Chance catches him off guard he is bemused by the instant attraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more he likes. Yet, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself, and he is soon to become a stranger to everyone. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval…

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The Secret Life Of A Book Blogger Tag

Thanks for the nomination 🙂

High Tea Dreams

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I was surprised to find I had been ‘tagged’ to answer eleven questions. Thank you Ana (hope the weather’s nice in Portugal 🙂  ) over at the wonderful Ana’s Lair for nominating me to do this. You have a great blog and are very thoughtful in your reviews! OK, let’s get into it…

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