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How Squash Powers my Writing

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I've been touched by the way my squash community has supported the launch of  EDEN: A Novel (and my new writing life, for that matter).  I'm also extremely grateful for the thoughtful review James Zug wrote in June's Squash Magazine and the support of Ivy Pochoda and Louisa Hall,…By Jeanne|
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Audiobook Faves

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I spilled the beans in my last blog post that I'm a huge fan of the audiobook and that with the diminishing time I find to sit down, I'm devouring books through my ears instead.  I especially enjoy listening to books that have a lot of dialogue and/or accents (even when reading…By Jeanne|
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EDEN: The Audiobook

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Having a book in my hands is a luxury.  That is, sitting upright in a chair and reading an actual book is a luxury. Reading by daylight is almost a holy enterprise, the things vacations are made of.  Even so, my consumption of literature has never been greater.  When I'm driving,…By Jeanne|
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A Tree, A Son, and A Book: A Different Take on Mother’s Day

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I published this article on Huffington Post on May 9, 2017. Renowned Cuban poet Jose Martí underscored the human need for creative expression when he wrote, “There are three things every person should do in his or her life — plant a tree, have a son, and write a book.” You…By Jeanne|
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Circling My Mother: A Memoir by Mary Gordon

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Circling My Mother: A Memoir by Mary Gordon This book made me cry. As an only child / daughter of a difficult alcoholic mother, as the the product of a marriage that was a mistake.... I felt Mary Gordon's confusion in coming to grips with her mother as my own. I love my mother…By jbadmin|
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That Man in the Greenhouse, Iceland

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Iceland is a pretty popular travel destination these days – primarily due to a trend toward adventure and outdoor recreation, but also thanks to great airline promotions sponsored by Icelandair. I was in Iceland for ten days in early April to attend the Iceland Writer’s Retreat.…By Jeanne|
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Eden: A Novel

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