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Monday, June 3, 2013

A Must Read
Just like cold and snowy days of winter, hot and sultry ones of summer are perfect to snuggle in with a good book. Actually, once the daily detritus of chores and tasks are taken care of, any day of the year is. But when the temperature hits the 90-degree mark outside, I do nothing else but pump up the A/C, turn off the phone, and settle inside with, hopefully, a cool novel.

Cascade: A Novel by Maryanne O'Hara is more than a cool summer read. It is, literally and literarily, a portrait of a women painter caught between loyalty to her husband and community and commitment to her art. This psychologically-bent historical novel is set during the Great Depression in the small Massachusetts town of Cascade which is about to be flooded out in order to build a reservoir. Our misguided protagonist stirs up her neighbors with promises to save the town along with her beloved father's theatre. What happens to her and Cascade because of her actions became for me a great read on a hot and humid afternoon.

Please follow the link to www.authorexposure.com and read my review comments. This first novel is a must summer read for every serious connoisseur of good literature.
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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:


Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Forty-Thirty 
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast

Bethlehem

Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood

 

 

Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her fifth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
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the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA
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For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,