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Ms. Marilyn Monroe, the Unexpected Cover Girl

All these diff


come to me,

looking at this



& Marilyn Monroe.


an unlikely pair -

one just be-ginning -

one no longer there. 121 more words


Fickle Fiction

Happy Birthday, Iris Murdoch! She was pretty much up there with Doris Lessing for a while and was worthy of being played by Dame Judi Dench in the biopic about her tragic battle with Alzheimer’s.  222 more words


Where Is She?

“She isn’t the sister I knew,” my husband says when he returns from driving his sister, Mary Ellen, home last Thursday after lunch.

I don’t know what to say. 530 more words


Alternate History: Doris Lessing's Alfred and Emily

Doris Lessing’s Alfred and Emily was her last book.

Lessing, a Nobel winner, is one of my favorite writers.  (I have many favorite writers.)  I have written many times of my love for her books, especially the… 1,050 more words

The Grass is Singing - Doris Lessing (1950)

My first ever Doris Lessing novel, I had seen reviews of this novel a few months ago and it has been on my radar to read, so I was quick to grab this bookcrossing copy when it came my way. 1,023 more words