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Family Reunion Just Cuz

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My earliest memories of family outside the nucleus of my mother and father was my mother's family: her father, three siblings, and my cousins.  My eldest uncle and his first wife had three children and we were often sandwiched together during the summer, swimming in Lake George, singing…By Jeanne|
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Patience: The Ocean as my Teacher

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This essay was originally posted on Medium.com. John and I flew down to the Dominican Republic to spend New Year’s with friends at Casa de Campo. It was the afternoon of our arrival and we were enjoying cold drinks and their view of the sun lowering over the sea when I reached…By jbadmin|
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Pass the Vegan Meatloaf: Navigating Thanksgiving Traditions

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Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase through one of these links, I may make a small commission (at no additional cost to you), which I will donate to literary organizations in Boston. Thanks!In Jonathan Safran Foer’s recent…By jbadmin|
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Revisiting: When Book Tour Becomes Time Travel

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. Throughout my recent travels, I've been reflecting on the idea of return. I often re-visit favorite books, reading them in their entirety or just special sections. It’s remarkable the way literature finds unique relevance for me…By jbadmin|
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Beyond Admissions: The Campus Novel

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This article was originally published on Medium.com. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase through one of these links, I may make a small commission (at no additional cost to you), which I will donate to literary organizations…By jbadmin|
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Confessions of a Boarding School Mom: Let Someone Else Play Bad Cop

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. The school year may have just begun, but many families are already in the process of thinking about “the next school.” If that consideration includes boarding school, read on. Even though my recent novel, The Nine, portrays a…By jbadmin|
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