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Coffee with My Brother

Life has gotten pretty busy. I haven’t spoken to my parents since my Mom’s visit. She’s sent two letters since, both pretty much admonishing me for not asking for Dad’s opinion about a house my spouse and I bought. 988 more words


Breaking Butterflies

Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais, Chicken House (August 26, 2014), ISBN: 9780545667661. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS

When we think of arranged marriages, what usually comes to mind are child brides in foreign countries or royalty in olden days. 432 more words

Grade 10-12

Writers on Wednesday: How characters are like 'lost souls' at the airport, ghosts, old farm houses, and more in Elizabeth Brundage's ALL THINGS CEASE TO APPEAR

By Leslie Lindsay 

ALL THINGS CEASE TO APPEAR is like a slow boil, starting out  with tender delicate prose  and reaching a gritty climax.

The story is  harrowing. 1,887 more words

Leslie Lindsay

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1 edition (July 3, 2012). ISBN: 9780374323035. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS. 342 more words


What's Food Got to do With Family?

One of my favorite topics to write about when I’m doing a family remembrance, is Food.  Almost any significant life event that’s already occurred (or will eventually) within any sect of my family ends up revolving around the table.  466 more words


Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt’s Cruel Beautiful World sounded like a good candidate for escapist reading…a story about sisters, seduction, family, secrets. What’s not to like, right? I am pretty sure I haven’t read anything by Leavitt before, so my expectation level was at zero, and I admit this one stayed in my TBR pile for a couple of months. 462 more words


East Of Eden by John Steinbeck

Although to younger readers, Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice And Men might be more well known, this was the book that the author felt was his master work. 460 more words