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A Writers Writer-Daphne DuMaurier

1907-1988 A Dame of the British Empire I first read DuMauier’s Frenchman’s  Creek while in high school.  I’ve never forgotten the story. (Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside to a family home. Someone has been sleeping in her room. What … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer-Laura Moriarty

The Chaperone is a well written, fascinating story.  I’d never heard of Louise Brooks or the fact that the Catholic Church in New York arranged for orphans to be put on  trains headed west to find families to take them … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer-Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer – born March 13, 1950 – American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. Don’t miss this book because you think Krauthammer’s politics are incompatible with yours. He says, “I’ve skipped over much of the partisan contention … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Pat Conroy

I have pulled from my bookshelf four favorite Pat Conroy books. There is never a lack of interest or reviews when Pat Conroy publishes another book. I must add my own personal tribute to his extraordinary gift of writing. His … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer -Donna Tartt- The Goldfinch

“I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.”  Donna Tartt I finished The Goldfinch (2013) at 2:30 AM. If I had paid for a MFA degree would I have learned … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer- Let R.S. Thomas Give You A Gift

One thing has led to another, again! It started with a fabulous blog #Emily Ardagh writes -A Poem For Everyday. Don’t miss it: http://emilyspoetryblog.com First it was Anglican Clergy gardeners. I wrote about them in Greening of a Heart.  But, R.S. … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Doug Marlette

“Even after decades of neglect its natural charm and loveliness shone through like the features of a bereaved beauty through a widow’s veil.”  From the novel, The Bridge by Doug Marlette, writing about Oaklawn I lived for a number of years … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Jane Gardam

“Without memory and desire life is pointless.” Sir Edward Feathers, known by some as Old “FILTH” (short for Failed in London, Try Hong Kong), is a cantankerous old gentleman. When we first meet him as a retired distinguished judge, he … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Louise Penny

Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.  Leonard Cohen “Anthem” Am I the only who had never heard of author Louise Penny? Well! I know now! I have … Continue reading

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