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‘I want to write a novel about Silence,” he said; “the things people don’t say.’

VIRGINIA WOOLF, THE VOYAGE OUT

Virginia Woolf

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“The Lost Garden – a Novel” by Helen Humphries

This is the first of the fiction-with-a-supernatural-twist novels I promised to review, and the third of the books recommended by my friend who participates in a book club of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. 201 more words

"She grieved because she could not grieve"

That line from Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is the first of a number of quotations that I use to augment my essay, “My Quarrel with Grieving,” 92 more words

Personal Essays

For Love of an Author: The Value of Being a Completist

I finished reading Jane Austen’s major works (and unfinished novels) in ninth grade, with Mansfield Park, and thereby officially became a completist, although I later read more of her juvenilia and claimed that title more firmly.  1,038 more words

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A room of one's own

I have a writing room. It is a place of peace and tranquility. I am so lucky and grateful.

For years, I did not have a place of my own, a place in which to do my work away from the chaos and noise of the other goings on in my house. 598 more words

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