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Weather by Jenny Offill

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Weather by Jenny Offill This was a fast read both in length but also because of the writing style. Narrated in the first person, Weather by Jenny Offill is a beautiful portrayal of the modern mind at work, flitting to and from between the personal, professional, familial, and…By jbadmin|
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Digitally Connected: Are We Keeping Track or Trapped?

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com.  The first time I did a long drive by myself, I was nineteen. It was 1985 and I drove from Dallas, TX back to college in Northampton, MA with a detour through Detroit (long story), a hot minute in Canada and some time in upstate…By jbadmin|
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Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King

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Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King Such a great story collection. The range of characters and situations was striking and highlights King's gift of insight and observance. It seams like many novelists are publishing story collections recently and so I actually wasn't anticipating…By jbadmin|
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Wishing You Less in 2022: What’s Your New Years Priority?

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As we move toward another new year, I'm considering what's a priority. On a recent Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were walking in Boston’s Back Bay and shared a stunned expression. We had a free afternoon in front of us. No plans or commitments – I hadn’t felt like that…By jbadmin|
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The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves

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The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves Brava to Lynne Reeves for a who-done-it that delivered on so many fronts. Not only was I constantly second-guessing myself on the identity of the true culprit, I was ensconced in Boston's Back Bay, the world of the theatre, and high-stakes…By jbadmin|
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Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

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Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo I listened to this title and believe the narration added to my enjoyment. Sankofa takes you in to the world of Anna Bain at the moment she discovers her father's diaries. The thing is, she has never met her father nor had her mother ever told her much…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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