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4th February


Today, saw the arrival of Betty Friedan, hailing from Peoria, Illinois (1921).  The author of The Feminine Mystique (1963), a book that The… 683 more words

Writing Advice from the Masters: Writing in Paradise

I recently spent eight fabulous days at the Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, under the tutelage of some of America’s finest authors. Set on Eckerd’s idyllic waterfront campus (some of us took a boat ride into Boca Bay as the sun set late one afternoon), we attended readings, social events, lectures, panel discussions, and intensive workshops over the course of the program. 419 more words

Rhonda Browning White

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan

Scott Fitzgerald is often quoted as having written, “There are no second acts in American lives.” That is a misrepresentation of the actual meaning of what he wrote. 534 more words

Book Review

A Face in the Crowd (audio book)

by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan

This is such a short work that it is difficult to talk about without giving anything away. I’m not a baseball fan, so the extended baseball theme was less then exciting. 19 more words


West of Sunset ~ A Capsule Book Review

West of Sunset ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp

More than any other writer of his generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald (born 1896) chronicled the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age. 805 more words

Nora Webster (Toibin)

Like Emily, Alone, this is the story of a widow who is trying to find a way to keep living after the death of her well-liked husband. 226 more words


The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan


Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus’s big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside.

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