Category: historical fiction

  • The Genevieve Driscoll Reading List

    The Genevieve Driscoll Reading List

    My grandmother, Genevieve O’Connor Driscoll, was a reader’s reader. As the end of her life drew closer, working around significant vision loss due to macular degeneration, she read with laser focus for as long as she could. Genevieve was an eclectic reader, enthusiastic discusser of books – both with readers and with the authors of […]


  • The Book or the Movie?

    The Book or the Movie?

    This is a trick question. For me it’s always the book. However, I did recently see the newly-released movie Little Women, and it was much better than I expected. It may have had something to do with the fact that I was the only person in the theater at Sperry’s Moviehouse in Holland, MI (, […]

  • Once Upon A River

    Format: Audio, from local library Author: Diane Settlefield Narrator: Jane Stevenson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Finished March 4 2020 Source: I checked out the audio version from my lovely local library. This is a book about storytelling – an art that predates the written word. As such, this book, narrated by the excellent Juliet […]