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A Modern Classic of Storytelling: The Alchemist - By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist follows a shepherd boy’s spiritual journey: his dreams, successes, and the obstacles that he must overcome. Santiago, the shepherd boy, has been having a recurring dream in which a girl leads him to the pyramids, telling him of his treasure there. 357 more words

Fictional Memoir

Fictional Memoirs: Life Abundantly

The day came as it did the year before.

Music lifted throughout the air as friends and family gathered near. Laughter and smiles followed by big welcoming bear hugs. 139 more words


We Are Not Ourselves By Matthew Thomas 

Growing up in a poor, Irish-American family, Eileen Tumulty dreamed of a better, more generically American life: one that would enable her to shed her family name that connotes her unstable, tumultuous circumstances. 679 more words

New York

Book Review: How to be Brave

How to be Brave, by Louise Beech, is a book that I nearly gave up on. I am glad that I did not. When I had read the first hundred pages, the length of time I give a book to grab me, all I could see was the kind of self-absorbed mother I know only too well. 765 more words

Book Review

Harper Lee's New Book: Go Set A Watchman

To Kill a Mockingbird is an outstanding book. Exquisitely written, it is a book that saddens and yet heartens concurrently, leaving a warm, contented feeling, despite its less-than-happy ending for underdog Tom Robinson. 582 more words

Historical Fiction

Interview with the Voice of Sexotica for the Rowdier Reader

It was my great fortune to be noticed by a lively blog for authors and people who work with them, orchestrated by a bona fide “resource” in the book… 793 more words


The Harbor is an excursion into lived history

The Harbor is a fictional history of the major upheavals in American life between 1865 and 1915 as experienced by a family who lived and worked on New York City’s waterfront. 224 more words

American History