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Charlotte Consoles

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” Christopher Morley Christopher got this right, didn’t he? Reading a wonderful book is like falling in love, isn’t it? Margot Livesey knows the … Continue reading

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Masterful Reading

Something I read just recently about Hemingway grabbed my attention: one of the techniques he used to hone his craft was to constantly read and study the masters of literature. Over the years, he devoted countless hours to analyzing the … Continue reading

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Other Lives

“I have never found any intellectual excitement more intense than I used to feel when I spent a morning with one of these old women at her baking or butter-making…I always felt as if I had actually got inside another … Continue reading

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Truth Telling

“There are two kinds of writers — the great ones who can give you truths and the lesser ones, who can only give you themselves.” Clifton Fadiman We just passed a difficult anniversary in my family — a date that … Continue reading

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