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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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Spreading Her Love: The Ritual of Letting Go

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My Mother’s Yarzheit.... Sedona, AZ March 21, 2017 Some people can barely suppress their shock when I tell them I am still spreading my mother's ashes, 13 years after her passing. Most people don’t have such authority when it comes to these types of things… there are…By Jeanne|
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The Westerly Memoir Project

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The Westerly Memoir Project (WMP) embarks on its second summer  July 11, 2017.  The project blends top-notch instruction in the art of memoir with the long-term goal of creating an anthology of personal essays, all set in the treasured seaside community of Westerly, RI.  Grub…By Jeanne|
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Eden: A Novel

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