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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

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The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries) by Chris Bohjalian
The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries)

Carol CC, January 29, 2013

Bohjalian is a great writer and with this book he mixes a fascinating story with clever use of real photos. The ending made me gasp. BUT, make sure you read -- or re-read -- "The Great Gatsby" first. It will enhance the experience of "The Double Bind."
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Carol CC, January 30, 2012

What a beautiful story. It feels like non-fiction and I could barely believe these were not real people. The only criticism is the title, which doesn't convey the weight and beauty of the subject matter and the people telling the tale. It went onto my "keepers" shelf and I know I'll read it again.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Carol CC, September 30, 2011

This was a pleasant surprise. The story was by turns sweet and sad and heart-rending and funny. There were times I laughed out loud and times I was moved to tears. The characters are wonderfully drawn -- all of them people you wanted to have as friends or neighbors or both. Guernsey was painted as a charming place that I've added to my travel wish list. The all-letters format made me yearn for the "good old days" when cards and letters were the only way to go. This one's a keeper.
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna

Carol CC, January 31, 2011

I hoarded this as if it was a box of fancy and expensive chocolates. I easily could have gobbled the whole thing at once, but the language and story were so beautiful, I wanted to savor every bite. Kingsolver has long been a favorite writer and she just keeps getting better.
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