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These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (Advance Reader’s Copy)


I like that this story is set in 1800’s New York, during the time of the “Captains of Industry,” when families like the Astors and the Vanderbilts sought advantageous marriages to “preserve bloodlines.” Proper young ladies went to finishing schools, … Continue reading

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Tristan & Isolde, a film


The cover of the DVD says “Before Romeo and Juliet, there was Tristan and Isolde.” I actually find the story more reminiscent of the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. This tale probably was reworked during the time … Continue reading

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