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Strings Attached: A Beloved Violin Teacher
and the Students He Inspired

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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The New York Times book review of Strings Attached, about the beloved music teacher, Jerry Kupchynsky, caught my eye and I read it with great

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Clark

Meryl Gordon’s The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Just as the world thought it had seen the last of the great tabloid trials in 2009 when Brooke Astor’s son was found guilty of

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The farm photo

The Farm: Caught Between Your Parents –
Whom Would You Believe?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Tom Rob Smith author of the internationally acclaimed Child 44 trilogy

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Boy Scouts

The Troop: In this Horror Story, Lord of the Flies
Meets Slither for a Band of Boy Scouts

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Which was the scariest part: this man had to confront the devastation of his body. He was cognizant of his own ruin. How could he

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Building

Poet’s Corner: “Lost Weight” – Joanne Scott Kennedy

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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When Congress legislates on overweight, where will the sluffed stuff go? I see dirty white and yellow masses lifting slow, obscuring sun over the continent,

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Kathleen Flinn: Finding Joy in Burnt Toast

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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We all know that sometimes less is more. I would wager that author Kathleen Flinn understands that better than most. Her new memoir, Burnt Toast

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Boomerang – Twists and Turns of Romance

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Noelle August’s New Adult novel, Boomerang, is the perfect accompaniment to sunshine and a sweet iced tea, a glass of white wine, or any other

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Fisherman's Reef

Poet’s Corner: “Frenchman’s Reef” – Anne D. Garner

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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I could go back to Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas I could live the life I was meant to live in a comfortable room with a balcony

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