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Books on the Table · 4d ago

The Women in the Castle — Book Review

Albrecht had not approved at first. Assassination. Murder. It was not the culmination he wanted for the resistance movement. In his estimation, injustice could be fought only with justice — ...
Books on the Table · 3W ago

Time for Spring Break

According to the saying, March goes out like a lamb. I don’t know about that, because yesterday as I looked out the window on the 18th floor of a Chicago high-rise I saw low-lying gray cloud...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

10 Spring Paperbacks — 2017

Happy first day of spring! Today is the vernal equinox (or the autumnal equinox, if you’re in the southern hemisphere). I was a little fuzzy on the term “equinox”, so I turned to Google and ...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

Novels for Art Lovers

After finishing  A Piece of the World, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting, “Christina’s World” (reviewed earlier this week), I started thinking about novels inspired by paintings. Many favo...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

A Piece of the World — Book Review

This is a girl who has lived through broken dreams and promises. Still  lives. Will always live on that hillside, at the center of a world that unfolds all the way to the edges of the canvas...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

Seen at the Beach

The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think . . . too warm, too damp, too soft for any real mental discipline or sharp flights of spirit. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from th...
Books on the Table · 2M ago

10 Books to Read in Honor of Lincoln’s Birthday

All I have learned, I learned from books. Abraham Lincoln There will never be anything more interesting than that American Civil War. Gertrude Stein My husband is a Civil War buff. In honor ...
Books on the Table · 2M ago

Happy Valentine’s Day from Books on the Table!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz I think . . . if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there as many kind...
Books on the Table · 2M ago

8 Short Novels Your Book Club Will Actually Finish

Very few very long novels earn their length. My fingers are always twitching for a blue pencil. Ian McEwan I’ve never met a reader who doesn’t like short novels . . .What a short novel asks ...
Books on the Table · 3M ago

What to Read Next — Winter 2017

It’s always better to have too much to read than not enough. Ann Patchett I have piles of brand new books to read, as well as dozens of galleys for upcoming books downloaded on my e-reader. ...