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LITERARY COUP DE FOUDRES: THE FIVE BOOKS CHANGED MY LIFE

It was a natural. I was interviewing the town’s new library director and we fell to talking about the books that changed our lives. “It’s a fabulous thing, the serendipity of finding a book that changes your life,” she said. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

My New Year’s Eve Tale: For reasons forever unexplored and unexplained, as a young girl I became fixated on the 1930s “The Thin Man” movies. That being so, I grew up thinking that every New Year’s Eve, like Myrna Loy, … Continue reading

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Where Western civilization marches on: Notes on the Miami Book Fair as a snapshot of our times and our culture

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris — attacks on Western civilization in the heart of Western civilization — and with CNN blaring on television screens everywhere, I happened to be attending the 32nd annual Miami Book Fair. It … Continue reading

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I’VE BEEN PAINTED!

My talented cousin, Ellen Katcher, did this painting of me from a photo — I was walking with the staff of The Commons in Brattleboro’s wonderful Strolling of the Heifers Parade this June. The parade, for me, is an exercise … Continue reading

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