Then & Now
02/28/2009 04:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
This surprising novel arrived under the radar last year, and has built a loyal following since. Written as a series of letters, it tells the history of a small group of Channel Islanders during Nazi Occupation. Fact is stranger than fiction: the subject matter was the author’s lifelong passion, and sadly she died before she saw her novel published.
The Women by T.C. Boyle
In this fictional portrait of architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright, from the perspective of four women who loved him, Boyle is a master of the “semi-historical” story, as evidenced in his acclaimed John Harvey Kellogg portrait Road To Wellville. Needless to say, Frank Lloyd Wright is in safe, if not highly capable, hands.
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