Of Words and Dogs and Little Fishes*

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I feel so blessed that I can “work” from home as a book reviewer, essayist and occasionally as a literary editor, and to comfortably say that I read for a living.  It’s like living the dream (well, until the bills come in, but that’s neither here nor there). But I didn’t realize just how many [….]

PEN Literary Awards Longlists Announced

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According to its website, “PEN American Center is the largest of the 145 centers of PEN International, the world’s leading human rights and international literary organization. PEN International was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial tensions and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to [….]

New Online Journal to Feature Home Grown History

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A unique online journal will open its virtual doors this fall. the museum of americana, a literary review dedicated to fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography and art will feature the fascinating and diverse aspects of Americana. As editor Justin Hamm, a Missouri-based poet and teacher describes it, Americana makes up the “wildly contradictory collage that is [….]

THE WINTERS IN BLOOM by Lisa Tucker

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The Winters in Bloom A Novel by Lisa Tucker Atria Books September 13, 2011 ▬ᴥ▬ The epigraph that opens The Winters in Bloom, by Lisa Tucker, fits the novel perfectly:  T. S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding,” Four Quartets, arriving where you’ve begun to “know the place for the first time.” The novel is about so many [….]