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The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Nest is a story of four adult siblings in a dysfunctional family.  They will come into a large inheritance (“the Nest”) when the youngest turns 40, which is in a few months.  505 more words

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What I learned from Charlotte Brontë's independent will

This past week I had the opportunity to visit The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC and view the Brontë exhibit titled “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will” (after the famous line from… 714 more words

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REVIEWED: The Wangs Vs. The World

The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang (Satirical Novel, 2016).

A satire on family conflict and the materialistic side of the American Dream, this good first novel is about a Chinese-American family dealing with a sudden fall from economic grace, courtesy the Great Recession, circa 2008. 615 more words

the next writer in the series: december 1, 2016

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

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How We Spend Our Days

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WRITE A FIRST NOVEL?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WRITE A FIRST NOVEL?

I imagine, much longer than subsequent ones as there is so much to learn. My short answer is – … 1,151 more words

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the next writer in the series: november 1, 2016

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

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How We Spend Our Days

Reviewed: FLESH EATERS

Flesh Eaters by Mark Trimeloni (Sci-Fi/Horror novel, 1997)

This self-published first novel has its problems, but also features several unusual and interesting features.

In the early stages of their planned conquest of Earth, a bunch of aliens of the body-snatching variety have chosen a rather unusual first target: a community of dedicated nudists. 589 more words