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Strout, Buddha, and Finding My Inner Zen

While visiting home for Mother’s Day, my father gave me a Buddha Board. Simplistic and sleek in design, this slanted piece of grey material rests upon a tiny well of water- a trough for the Buddha Boarder’s paintbrush to dip into. 482 more words


The Providence Journal Raves Raves About "Providence Noir"

Here’s what The Providence Journal says about Providence Noir, the latest in a series of award-winning anthologies from Akashic Press.  Each book in the series is filled with dark stories about different cities around the world. 146 more words

What We're Reading This Week


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamott

Bird by Bird is a writing reference book that also functions as generally inspiring for whatever you want to do. 546 more words

What We're Reading This Week

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Però questa Olive Kitteridge, che caratterino, una donna dura, caparbia, spesso sgradevole, ma sincera, schietta che non può non piacere.
Il libro è composta da 13 racconti , descrivono episodi di persone che vivono in un paesino del Maine, in cui sempre appare il personaggio di Olive. 78 more words

Raffaella Giatti

Religion: yes or no?

Steer clear of religion, readers don’t like it. This was the advice given to me a dozen years ago by one of those apparently market-savvy literary consultants who advise writers hoping to find a publisher for their novel. 288 more words


Marie's Reading: "Florence Gordon" by Brian Morton

Florence Gordon is a brilliant woman.  At seventy-five she’s a feminist icon and inspiration to thousands of young women, including her daughter-in-law.  Florence is driven, passionate, and sophisticated. 405 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

The Burgess Boys is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Strout; I also read Amy and Isabelle a few years ago and very much enjoyed it. 256 more words

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