Patty Philbrook

Helpful votes received on reviews: 50% (3 of 6)
Location: Stratham, NH United States
In My Own Words:
I promise to never be lengthy with my reviews. I try to vary my selections but must admit to loving historical fiction and a good mystery once in a while. There's nothing like some soft music, a great book and a glass of wine by the fire to relax!

I love music that speaks to the soul. Depending on my mood I love Loreena McKinnett, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Allison Krauss, James Taylor and Sugarland along with classical. I am a quilt artist and love to work with colors and fibers.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 463,592 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 6
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty in Simplicity, June 5 2004
Part of the beauty of PLAINSONG lies in its simplicity. It is absent such things as petty squabling that you might expect between two women competing for the attentions of Guthrie, or irritated ramblings of Ella's sister when the boys visit. It does contain just a glimpse of insight into the feelings which contributes to the feel of how this story proceeds. The chapters tell the stories of people in Holt and how some connect in unusual ways. Each story pulls you into their world through strong character development, and the absence of quotation marks for spoken words by the characters uniquely adds to that overall effect. This is a very enjoyable read for its peacefulness, a good book… Read more