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: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
4 Stars , Fiction / December 15, 2010

I bought this book. My rating for A Reliable Wife – 4 About: “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick (Website | Goodreads) is a fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire of the characters’ hearts. Just how reliable of a wife she really is – click here to find out Thoughts: “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick is a wicked novel. Every character in the book has his or her own agenda, alliances and schemes. The freezing wasteland of Wisconsin is a perfect back dropfor this tale where the colder it gets, the hotter the heart and the madness becomes. This is a strange book, none of the characters are especially likable or identifiable, yet it works. The many faces of what we call “love”, a story desperation, deception and survival are all a factors. However, there are some drawbacks, there are some inconsistencies in the story and the ending is too convenient, tying everything up in a neat package. Nevertheless, the story is told in vivid narrative, it is sinful and tense, with flashes of…

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