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It’s easy to get caught up with what’s shiny and new, even in reading. I fall for it myself. The beautiful books on the Latest Releases table beckon me, preventing me from wandering back in the dusty, cobwebby bookshelves, where there may be treasures hiding. 272 more words
Fun-sized distillations of prose and poetry. Self-contained nuggets of literary craft.
A Touch of the Flu
For years she had tried to conceive a child, and failed; and failed at the marriage too–though “failed” is probably the wrong word, since, wanting a child so badly, and, as some observers (including her husband) said, so irrationally, she simply decided to give up on that man, and move on to another. 436 more words