Category Archives: read

  I received an ARC of Jane Green’s Saving Grace during my baby moon and it was a bit of much needed indulgent reading. This is the story of Grace Chapman, she of the perfect life living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in their picture-perfect restored farmhouse on the Hudson River in New […]

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I began 2014 with this list of books I owned and wanted to read. And from there the list of books to-be-read only grew and grew; I reread several books and found them richer with the repeated reading. Some of these I’ve never posted about—especially the ones toward the end of the list—but I’ve posted […]

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  “She wondered if she would ever again be able to have a normal conversation and what topics she might be able to discuss with ease and interest. At the moment the only topic she could discuss was herself. And everyone, she felt, had heard enough about her. They believed it was time that she […]

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  “But thinking of her life was another thing. Lying there in that room in that house in that quiet town she could choose what her life had been. The others were there. The world was there, evening and morning. No matter what anybody thought, no matter if she only tagged after them because they […]

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  During the question-and-answer period, I was asked where I thought art came from, from what part of the mind. […] Art comes, if we are blessed with what Jack Tworkov called a “little touch of grace,” into the highest part of the mind, that with which we can know the presence of God. But […]

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