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Boundaries – by Elizabeth Nunez

We discover subtle cultural differences between the places where we lived, and the places we move to, even when that move is within the same state or the same country. Most of us are second, third or fourth generations immigrants. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Land of Decoration

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen It isn’t easy being the youngest child in your class at school, especially when you are probably the most intelligent one there. The older students tend to be jealous over the honor you … Continue reading

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The Snow Child – by Eowyn Ivy

Homesteading could be thought of as establishing a business. It is a brutal business; dependent on what you understanding is of farming unbroken land, and your ability to do that. It is a gamble with the elements, the weather, the … Continue reading

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Book Review ~ Caleb’s Crossing and Mrs. Tomb Thumb

Mrs. Tom Thumb; Melanie Benjamin; Delacorte Press; New York 2011 Caleb’s Crossing; Geraldine Brooks; Penguin Group; New York: 2012 Both these books deal with guilt, the part that religion plays in augmenting it, and how people come to terms with … Continue reading

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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown; GP Putnam & Sons – 2011 Eleanor brown will have a following of enthusiastic readers, if she is able to sustain the momentum she started with her first published book. She evokes a world … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale

Bruno is a chimpanzee who grows up to be a man. At least, that is what this book purports to be about. This writer sees Benjamin Hale as describing his own experiences trying to be a man, and to quell, … Continue reading

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The Box, By Gunter Gras

Obviously, translations lose much. Nuances of meaning, puns and cultural references are inevitably flushed away when a book is translated from one language to another. The Box was originally written in German. The action is described in a series of … Continue reading

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Maybe This Time ~ By Jennifer Cruisie

I used to turn my nose up at those books marked Best Sellers, as they were almost universally not written for intellectuals; and I definitely was not going to consider myself anything less than an intellectual. There are other writers … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Autobiography

Down through the years a number of versions of Mark Twain’s autobiography have been published, each of them with the caveat that there was a host of archived material that, according to his will and his family’s directive, could not … Continue reading

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