A still grieving bookstore owner’s life is changed when he becomes the ward of an abandoned girl just after a prized book is stolen.
This is part of a series of books that have been influential in my life, going back to grade and high school and on to the present. It would be nice if these posts started a dialogue–what books influenced you, the reader, and why or how? I was a senior in high school when …
A British author in search of inspiration receives a letter from the island of Guernsey & is thrust back to events of the German occupation–& finds both love & a subject for her next book.
A must-see movie for fans of The Lord of the Rings. Click the movie title to read my entire review.
J.D. Salinger’s story begins in 1939 J.D. Salinger & his mentoring by Whit Burnett through his WW 2 trauma & his novel Catcher in the Rye leading to fame, but fame brings problems leading him to become a recluse.
Walt Disney goes all out to persuade P.L. Travers to let him film her Mary Poppins. Afraid that he will ruin her work by making it too cute, she resists.
Late in life famed author/theologian C.S. Lewis marries American author Jay Davidson, only to lose her a few years later to cancer. Once writing about pain from an academic viewpoint, he now understands it from the point of view of the broken-hearted living in shadowlands.