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  I started reading She Rises yesterday (or maybe day before yesterday) and it was work. I can’t remember how this book initially popped onto my radar but apparently it did (I’m guessing it had a lot to do with the cover) but frankly, it isn’t working for me. I made the executive decision to […]

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  And so with Evie, as she stood talking to the cook. Thought she could take up her mother’s work inside the house, just as the men could take it up without, she felt that something unique had fallen out of her life. Their grief, though less poignant than their father’s, grew from deeper roots, […]

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  This was the scene late yesterday afternoon. I’d been reading too long, so the Red Bean gave me a gentle nudge by beginning to set the table around me. I love evenfall; it’s one of my favorite words, it’s easily my favorite time of day. And sitting at my dining room table looking out […]

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…Then, softer, he told her, “You’re the one.” “I’m not the one.” “You are.” She couldn’t continue the volley, and she thought: Okay, I am the one. I am the one and I have always been the one. This life was here for me, pulsing, waiting, and I didn’t take it. But, she knew, you […]

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  “With memory, with the reflection of an echo, a gate opens both ways. We can circle time. A paragraph or an episode from another era ail us in the night, as the words of a stranger can. The awareness of a flag fluttering noisily within its color brings me into a sudden blizzard in […]

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