The Quicksilver Pool
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The Quicksilver Pool

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In a sea of vinous choice "Had a Glass "points BC wine drinkers in the right direction--towards a good bottle that won't break the bank. In this expertly selected collection of 100 wines, you will find the very best value for money across the best whites, pinks, reds and bubbles for 2013. Each wine has a full page review and its label and barcode are included for easy refe...more
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Published 1991 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1955)
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This is far flung from what we expect. Civil war is outside Lora’s home. (A reviewer thought Wade shot her Father. A stray bullet hit as he retrieved the crumpled soldier). Enjoyment of “The Quicksilver Pool”, 1955 is tremendous, if you accept the story it really tells! I’ve long admired the dramatic layers of "The Trembling Hills", 1956. I’m astounded Phyllis wove this masterpiece too. The 1950s clearly bore creative fire. The premise: Lori lost a sweetheart and Wade was widowed in Staten Islan...more
The title and back cover is deceiving. It makes it sound like a mystery or a suspense novel but it isn't. It is set during the civil war on Staten Island and climaxes with the Copperhead revolt when the draft is enacted. But the main story is about a family learning to love and forgive one another. Really it was a good story.
Chamrie Andrews
Another favorite from when I was a teenager
Loved Phyllis Whitney as a teen and into my twenties. Nostalgia helps the ratings, probably, but I did enjoy these way back when.
Right now i'm reading it. It's a really good book!
As a young girl, I spent the majority of my time in a library. My Grandmother was a librarian and she would take me to the library where we would spend hours just looking around. To this day, walking around a library is how I relax.

Anyway, when I was a pre-teen, I stumbled across Phyllis A. Whitney. This was the very first book I read. Since then I have read almost all of her books. Quite a few people have commented on her style, saying it is dated. I try really hard not to take offense at thos...more
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Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".

She was born in Japan to American parents and spent her ear...more
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