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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell Where to start? The premise, the language, the way the structure weaves around events and characters. We have all grown up with Shakespeare, but to dive into this historical speculation is a treat nobody should miss. Titled "Hamnet," after Shakespeare's…By jbadmin|
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A Quest for Quiet and the Ability to Live in it

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. My husband and I are on a road trip this winter. With freedom heralded in by an empty nest and working from home, we loaded the car on New Year’s Day and began driving west. We’re keeping to ourselves, preparing and eating our…By jbadmin|
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The Listening Path by Julia Cameron

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The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention (An Artist's Way Book) by Julia Cameron This is a manual for paying attention. A companion book to the Artist's Way, which I really love, The Listening Path describes a six-week program that takes you to higher and higher levels…By jbadmin|
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Mt. Moriah’s Wake by Melissa Norton Carro

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Mt. Moriah's Wake by Melissa Norton Carro Melissa Carro has written a stunning debut about trauma and loss and persevering love. She has created a compelling protagonist in JoAnna Wilson, haunted by ghosts of her past, terribly flawed, yet ever so sympathetic. The story of Mt Moriah's…By jbadmin|
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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones · NYJB Review

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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones This review was originally published by the New York Journal of Books. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House is the type of novel you finish and then return to Chapter One to begin again. Because it is that good,…By jbadmin|
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Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi · NYJB Review

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Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi This review originally appeared in the New York Journal of Books. Burnt Sugar is an incredible novel with messages and characters that remain with its reader far beyond the final line. In this sometimes humorous, sometimes dark, always ephemeral…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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