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Book Review: The Lady With Balls by Alice Combs

Book Review: The Lady With Balls by Alice Combs

 Midwest Book Review just published an abridged version of our book review on Alice Combs’ The Lady With Balls.  The full review is below. I don’t want a mirror telling me I’m the fairest in all the land; I want another intelligent adult’s honest opinion.   Alice...

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The 1918 Pandemic And Willa Cather’s One Of Ours

The 1918 Pandemic And Willa Cather’s One Of Ours

 Previously Discussed Literature On The 1918 PandemicKatherine Anne Porter:  Pale Horse, Pale RiderWilliam Maxwell:  They Came Like Swallows This grey wall, unshaken, mighty, was the end of the long preparation, as it was the end of the sea. It was the reason for...

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William Maxwell’s They Came Like Swallows

William Maxwell’s They Came Like Swallows

 To deal with pandemics, read about them.  That’s my advice.The 1918 pandemic did not inspire much literature of its own.  World War I sucked up all the paper and ink with such greats as Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet On The Western Front (1928) and Hemingway’s...

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Some Personal Thoughts On Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet

Some Personal Thoughts On Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet

 “Cruelty to animals will get you punished, but cruelty to humans will get you promoted.”  (as one of Brit's friends said to her at the immigrant detention center where she worked in Ali Smith's SPRING) In a previous blog I explored Ali Smith’s Autumn, the first of...

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

 One of the first blogs I wrote concerned a philosophical conundrum that is also a political conundrum: The Trolley Problem and the Winter of our Discontent.  The problem addressed is simple in theory but oh so difficult in practice.  How should we deal with a policy...

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The Evolution of a Book Cover

The Evolution of a Book Cover

 About a dozen years ago I took a picture of one of the many abandoned buildings in Oaxaca.  I walked past this building nearly every day.  It can still be seen (although transformed) on the corner of Reforma and Constitution Streets just across from the famous...

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Have We Outgrown Democracy?

Have We Outgrown Democracy?

 NOTE: To get the most out of this blog please click on the BLUE links for references and further information Previous Blogs with a similar theme:When To CompromiseCivility I’m not the first to notice that the political divide has been growing in America.  Surveys by...

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4 Reviews for Behind The Locked Door

4 Reviews for Behind The Locked Door

 Behind the Locked Door by David Herstle JonesBuy now:  Behind The Locked Door is available in Mendocino from Gallery Books, Moore Books, and the Mendocino Public Library; in Fort Bragg from The Bookstore and the Fort Bragg Public Library; from my Think in the Morning...

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The Upside of the Coronavirus

The Upside of the Coronavirus

 Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions will likely get the coronavirus and tens of thousands, maybe many more, will die from it.  How could there be any upside to this crisis?  There may not be.  Yet, the incurable optimism built into the human psyche shows that we...

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Author Interview:  Behind The Locked Door

Author Interview: Behind The Locked Door

  Author Interview:  David Herstle Jones Today, Feathered Quill reviewer Amy Lignor is talking with David Herstle Jones, author of Behind the Locked Door. FQ: How difficult was this book to write, since it was based on your own family’s situation? Did you find this to...

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New Book Review for Behind The Locked Door

New Book Review for Behind The Locked Door

 We are delighted to have received a new book review from Feathered Quill Book Reviews.  Read below. Behind the Locked DoorBy: David Herstle JonesPublisher: Think in the MorningPublication Date: December 2019ISBN: 978-0-578-58955-8Reviewed by: Amy LignorReview Date:...

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