A Few Green Leaves

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A Few Green LeavesA Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brilliant! I think of Louise Penny and wonder if she's influenced by Barbara Pym's writing since there is a strong similarity in style and wry wit.

A favorite description: He was "...a sometime chaplain on the Riviera." It makes me smile.

Enchanting story of a quiet English village and "slow living", gentle, ordinary, and engaging. An anthropologist comes to stay in her mother's cottage and collects observations and experience with the people in all their individuality and complexities. This book is very charming and relaxing. I feel as though I have visited this lovely village through the author's words.

I plan to read more books by Barbara Pym. Have you read her books?

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Books Finished
A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym 5/5
Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck 5/5
Studio Saint-Ex by Ania Szado 2/5  Won give-away by publisher

Currently Reading
Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehman Advanced Uncorrected Proof from Simon and Schuster
The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri Downloaded from Denver Public Library


Mom & Me & Mom

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.
This book has been written to examine some of the ways love heals and helps a person to climb impossible heights and rise from immeasurable depths.
Maya Angelou's lyrical writing doesn't disappoint in this memoir about her complicated relationship with her mother. As always, Miss Angelou captures the reader's emotions and most personal feelings.

Beautiful. Tender. Moving.