Fun Facts Friday: Hamlin Garland
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / September 14, 2018

Hamlin Garland (14 September, 1860 – 4 March, 1940) was an award winning American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Born on a farm in Wisconsin, as Hannibal Hamlin Garland was the second of four kids. He was named after Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. As a young man, Mr. Garland lived in several farms, but settled in Boston, MA in 1884 to become a writer. After a successful publication of short stories, as well as a biography of President Ulysses S. Grant, which was he previously serialized, Mr. Garland married Zulime Taft and began working as a teacher and lecturer. In 1917 Mr. Garland published a biography A Son of the Middle Border, the book was so successful that in 1922 he published a sequel called A Daughter of the Middle Border. Garland won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1922 for A Daughter of the Middle Border. During his lifetime Mr. Garland was well known and in 1918 became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1929 Mr. Garland moved to Hollywood, CA. Since 1891 Mr. Garland was fascinated with the psychic phenomena and mediums. He even published the 1939 book The…

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 1, 2015

About: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a novel with enough twists for several books. The book tries to get into the head of a psychopath. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. 320 pages Publisher: William Morrow Language: English ISBN-10: 0062267523 My Rat­ing for The Kind Worth Killing — 4 Buy this book in paper or elec­tor­nic format* More Books by Peter Swanson   Thoughts: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a novel about a bunch of psychopathic women plotting to kill husbands, boyfriends and each other while using gullible men to do so and still manage to somehow justify it all. This is a clever, well plotted novel with some twists and turns which I did not see coming. The book was very exciting and different than others I’ve read before. About 1/3 in, when one of the major and unexpected plot twists happens, I knew it would be a heck of a ride. The characters in the novel are wonderfully realized, even though I wished the author would have given them a more geographically authentic voice. I got…

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