“Hag-Seed”; Literate Talks

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“Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free”

Quoting the beloved, Leonard Cohen seemed like the most appropriate and smoothest way to begin our talk.  You’ll also find that his presence in this work of fiction is not only used musically but metaphorically as well, I would like to say almost as a foreshadowing or as an irony, -as enigmatic as it sounds, it’s really worth solving by yourself-.

As you from crimes would pardoned be,
Let your indulgence set me free.
He exits. – epilogue, The Tempest

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“The House At Riverton”; Literate Talks

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The House At Riverton is Kate Morton’s debut novel, a novel who captures spectacularly the writer’s excellency in storytelling.

“I sound contemptuous, but I am not. I am interested–intrigued even–by the way time erases real lives, leaving only vague imprints. Blood and spirit fade away so that only names and dates remain.”
This heartbreaking story goes back to the 1900’s, from the WWI to the glorious 1920’s! Like any other Edwardian set book, my dearest readers it’s full of heavy political talks at dinners, heartwarming goodbyes to young soldiers, depressing marriages long plotted for financial stability and of course, SUFFRAGETTES! An area very beloved by me and certainly by some of you as well.
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