Monthly Archives: April 2012

Don’t Mess With Sister

My father’s favorite childhood memory, retold many times around the dinner table, was his besting of the nun who tried to give him a good rap across the knuckles for his misbehavior in second grade. Hands out, ready for punishment, … Continue reading

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National Book Giveaway

Modeled on a British program that distributed over 1 million books, World Book Night in the United States recently gave away 500,000 free paperbacks to potential readers who may not otherwise be able to own a book – no e-books; … Continue reading

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Enchantments

In a fictional account narrated by Rasputin’s daughter, Masha, and the young heir to the Russian throne, Alyosha,┬áKathryn Harrison recreates the final months of Tsar Nicholas II and his doomed family in Enchantments. Rasputin’s strange death opens the story; the … Continue reading

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