I bought this book some 25 years ago and never read it because it has more than 1,000 pages. I picked it up recently and am slowly working my way throI bought this book some 25 years ago and never read it because it has more than 1,000 pages. I picked it up recently and am slowly working my way through the book. I will discuss each novel it as I finish it.
Andrea by John O'Hara I have never read anything by O'Hara. This is a story of a love affair between a man and a woman over a period of years while they had other lovers and spouses. The story is told through the eyes of the male and has a surprising ending.
The Old Maid by Edith Wharton Wharton is another author I have not read. This is the story of two cousins, one of who is an old maid. I felt it started slow, but found I was soon enjoying it. The story is set in a different time when having a baby out of wedlock was life destroying. Great story worth reading.
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck I have read several of Steinbeck's novels but not this one. I have been to Monterey, CA and to the Steinbeck museum in Salinas, CA. Tortilla Flat was an excellent story. I enjoyed it immensely. ...more