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Reviews by Barbara Zimmerman

An Old-fashioned Girl

by Louisa May Alcott

This book is very well written and the characters well-developed and consistent in their actions. The story is constructed so that my mind is transported into the scenes.

I always consider LM Alcott as a sort of anthropological freeze-frame on middle-class life in the period around the Civil War. It is a pleasant way to while away a few hours.

Reviewed on 2006.03.29

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Carrie Doyle
Carrie Doyle's mysteries are extra cozy. She loves keeping her readers guessing, but also appealing to their senses with charming scenes straight from East Hampton, quirky characters and mouthwatering food descriptions. When she is not writing her latest novel, Doyle is sure to be part of one of a myriad of projects, which may include co-writing with another author, doing magazine articles, interviewing celebrities, arranging events or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. As our Author of the Day, Doyle talks about why her books are so yummy, gives us some insights in the character of Antonia Bingham and reveals why East Hampton is her favorite place in the world.
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