Book Reviews

10 Books Every Francophile Should Read

Stacey Trick - January 5, 2017
Books based in Paris

My love of reading books based in Paris and its surrounds encompass what I like to call a nostalgic obsession that extends past just reading. Not only will I read the book, I’ll most probably research the topic and history of the subject and have often searched Google Earth for street views. Yep, being an avid researcher, writer and Francophile (a lover of all things …

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Hemingway – My GoodReads Review

Stacey Trick - September 30, 2016

The Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway My rating: 4 of 5 stars The short story form has long been considered a literary art form that creatively expresses and explains the human condition. Some noteworthy past and present authors of the short story form include James Joyce, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, Alice Munro, and Ernest Hemingway. All of whom …

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Hemingway: A Master of the Short Story Form

Stacey Trick - August 3, 2016

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: Finca Vigía by Ernest Hemingway Scribner 672pp $10.99AUD Published, 1998 ISBN: 9781416587293 “The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway (The Paris Review Interview 1958). The short story form has long been considered a literary art form …

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J.k. Rowling’s Canon for Potter-Fanatics: The Tales of Beedle The Bard

Stacey Trick - August 3, 2016

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling Children’s High Level Group in association with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 108pp $10.30AUD Published, 2008 ISBN: 9780747599876 “You’ve never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?’ said Ron incredulously. “You’re kidding, right?” ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. J.K. Rowling’s talent for creating a hidden new world is phenomenal. Not only did she create a …

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Sarah’s Key: A shocking and profoundly moving story

Stacey Trick - March 27, 2015

By Tatiana De Rosnay St. Martin’s Griffin ISBN-13: 9780312370848 320 pages Sarah’s Key: A shocking and profoundly moving story. Tatiana De Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key, tells a haunting story of a historically tragic past, mystery, suspense and love. The story follows protagonists Julia Jarmond and Sarah Starzynski. It begins in Paris 1942 when the French Police began rounding up all Jewish people into the …

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