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The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

The Red Tent is a soap-opera of repulsive men, horrific child-bearing and menstruation. Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob, is a voiceless footnote and victim of rape in the bible. 163 more words


24 Hours

My mind. 

This mental torment.

I‘m suffering; alone.

My arm reaching for another, but everyone’s too occupied holding someone else’s. The constant pain in my chest. 84 more words



I was one among the four.

We all had a table for each.

There was not another for more,

Placing orders was the only speech. 276 more words


The Trust - by Ronald Balson

The Trust by Ronald Balson

Hardcover: 368 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (Sept. 19 2017)

ISBN-13: 978-1250127440

Synopsis: The newest novel from Ronald H. Balson, the international bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers, finds private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle’s funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural. 462 more words

Lamentations 5

  1. How would you infer from this chapter that it was written sometime after Jerusalem had fallen?
    How would you sum up the conditions in the land?
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Boundless Bookshelves: Erma Bombeck

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what’s important in life. I lost a good friend to cancer, a friend who was my age and who’s life paralleled mine in many ways. 908 more words


Read a scene from my new novel about robots and pirates

(Source: arstechnica.com)

My first novel, Autonomous, comes out today, and I’d like to share a scene from it that I hope Ars readers will enjoy. 1,284 more words