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Homer & Langley: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow

Posted on 6 April 2010 | 12:53 pm

AddlestoneBrowsing’s review: “I was intrigued about the Collyer brothers after reading about them in an article I was reading and then I found out that Homer & Langley was coming out in a few months.

I didn’t know what to expect about the book since I didn’t know too much about the brothers, but as far as historical fiction goes, I was happy with the result. What I liked most about the book were the complex emotions that the brothers have for each other and the outside world. Other things that I have read about them make them sound as if they were only mean, reclusive people with no care for anyone else in the world. This book gives them another layer of character that makes them seem sensitive and scared of what may happen as they grow older.

I would definitely recommend this book.”
Random House (2009), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 224 pages

Alice I Have Been: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin

Posted on 6 April 2010 | 12:53 pm

AddlestoneBrowsing’s review: “I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this book. I read it in three days and I was extremely pleased that it wasn’t overblown or so unreal that it was not believable. The fictitious story told from the point of view of Alice Liddell was unique and refreshing especially considering the strange circumstances which revolved around Charles Dodgson. The book gives other possibilities of what was going on with both characters in their lives and with their families and even though it is historical fiction, I could easily imagine Alice being just like this.”
Delacorte Press (2010), Hardcover, 368 pages

Lowcountry Digital Library Reviewed in “CHOICE”

Posted on 4 March 2010 | 8:01 pm — 

Choice, a prestigious online review of library related materials, has given a very positive review of our own Lowcountry Digital Library which documents the history and culture of the region.  … Read More