Karen Potts

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (43 of 48)
Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
Anniversary: May 22
Birthday: March 12
In My Own Words:
I have always been an avid reader and have gone through several different phases as to the kind of book I prefer. Right now I seem to be in my mystery phase and enjoy books by authors such as Nevada Barr, Phillip Craig, Earlene Fowler, Margaret Maron and J.A. Jance. I recently retired as a counselor in a school with a very diverse population. My secret desire is to write a novel. They say that… Read more


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Lucia, Lucia: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
Lucia, Lucia: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
Kim is a playwright who lives in Greenwich Village. One night her upstairs neighbor, whom everyone calls Aunt Lu, invites her up for coffee. While they are visiting, Aunt Lu begins to tell Kim the story of her life. It goes something like this:
Lucia is the only girl in a large and loving Italian family. Her family expects her to marry a boy from the neighborhood and then to become a housewife and produce babies. Lucia has other ideas and she enjoys her seamstress job in an upscale department store too much to quit. She can't bring herself to marry her boyfriend and move in with his overbearing parents. Suddenly her whole life is turned upside down when she meets a handsome… Read more
Mystic River Deluxe <b>DVD</b> ~ Sean Penn
Mystic River Deluxe DVD ~ Sean Penn
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic tale well-told, June 26 2004
Three young boys play together on a Boston street. As they are writing their names in some fresh cement, a man approaches them angrily, claiming to be a policeman. He takes one of the boys away in this car and proceeds to sexually abuse him while his friends stand by helplessly. Tim Robbins plays the grown-up version of the boy who has been abused, and Kevin Bacon becomes a police officer who is investigating the death of the 19-year-old daughter of the third friend, played by Sean Penn. Each of these three actors is brilliant in his part and they are well-supported by Marcia Gay Harden, Laurence Fishburne, and Laura Linney. This is a classic tragedy, as high emotions, lack of… Read more
Lucia, Lucia: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
Lucia, Lucia: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
Kim Zanetti is an aspiring playwright who lives in Greenwich Village. One day her upstairs neighbor, Aunt Lu, invites her up for tea. At Kim's prompting, Lu begins to relate her story and how she came to be at this point in her 70-some-year-old life. It is the story of a big and loving Italian family where ties of love and tradition are strong. Lucia has her own ideas about things, and that does not include marriage to the neighborhood man who loves her, and whom her parents hope she will marry. Lucia is a career girl and she loves sewing custom outfits in an upscale New York department store. Her head is turned, however, by the handsome and dashing John Talbot, who promises her the… Read more