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Cyclorama by Adam Langer · NYJB Review

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Cyclorama by Adam Langer This review was originally posted on the New York Journal of Books. Cyclorama is a stunning novel that weaves together past and present while reflecting on and questioning Anne Frank’s timeless assertion, “In spite of everything, I still believe…By Jeanne|
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On the Diving Board

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"Oh, mirror in the sky What is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Well, I've been afraid of changin' 'Cause I've built my life around you But time makes you bolder Even children…By Jeanne|
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Finding Freedom by Erin French

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Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French I listened to this audio book narrated by the author, Erin French, which was a treat in and of itself. Finding Freedom is a beautiful memoir with highs and lows and with a banquet of tastes and flavors…By jbadmin|
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Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen

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Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen Really enjoyed this collection of interconnected stories which span 50 years of Chinese / American relations. Characters show up in multiple stories at different stages in life. The writing is humorous, biting and concise and the stories raise interesting…By jbadmin|
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Mother’s Day is Complicated

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I’m the first to recognize Mother’s Day as complicated. Invented in 1908 by Ann Jarvis to celebrate her own mother, a Sunday School teacher and caregiver of soldiers during the Civil War, Mother’s Day was co-opted by greeting card companies by 1920 and today represents a…By jbadmin|
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This Earth Day, Celebrate our Ultimate Mother

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. I set out to write a blog for Mother’s Day; all my novels, including my new one, you see, have strong maternal themes. But as I type, I’m thinking too much about Earth Day, and feeling love for our communal mother, Pacha Mama,…By jbadmin|
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