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Author Study

As some of you know, one of my favorite jobs is teaching a magical realism and writing class.  One of my professional goals is to delve more deeply into the genre itself, as well as some renowned authors of magical … Continue reading

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Beach Reads

I’m getting ready to do a little traveling, and to have some necessary beach time. I love to read on the beach, but hate to drag hard covers and library books out onto the sand. At this point, I usually … Continue reading

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What I am reading: The Buried Giant

Some of you will have fine monuments by which the living may remember the evil done to you. Some of you will have only crude wooden crosses or painted rocks, while yet others of you must remain hidden in the … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: The Marriage of Opposites

Alice Hoffman is one of my guilty pleasures; I fell in love with her writing when Practical Magic made the book lists. She has an easy story-telling style, and she makes it look effortless. Her stories range from light to … Continue reading

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Author Study

I have decided to embark on a new project with one of my favorite colleagues, and thought I would share the results with you. I am an avid reader, and I want to study certain authors more closely; I often … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: A Hero of France

This is not normally a novel I would pick up, but more on that in a moment. Alan Furst is a well-known espionage writer who writes exceptionally well about World War II and the occupation of France.This novel forces you … Continue reading

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What I am reading: The Secret Language of Stones

The Secret Language of Stones, by MJ Rose was surprisingly easy to get into. I found myself drawn to the plot almost instantly, even though the elements of the story itself defied belief. In essence, the story is about a … Continue reading

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