Monthly Archives: November 2011

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Helen Simonson Random House New York, 2011 The power of history versus the circumstances of now. The necessary onward crush of housing developments for ever-growing numbers of humans versus the fragile beauty of one neighborhood’s soul-settling view from back windows. … Continue reading

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Five Surprises of Being Published

Embedded within the first burst of creative energy and idea to write a book is the small seed of desire to be published. The initial excitement plops a writer in a chair with a notebook or in front of a … Continue reading

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Tramore to London, The Fifth Leg of This Dog

Our last night in Ireland was at the seaside town of Tramore. Quiet and ramshackle, it had the feel of long tradition, longer memory, and grey wool coats over wool sweaters over cotton shirts. Houses were simple and flush with … Continue reading

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Lightland

Kenny Kemp Alta Films Press, 2008 Lightland is a well-told story meant to entertain. The race to cure the worldwide epidemic of the killer virus, Cobalt, keeps the adventure and suspense moving. Cobalt has reduced the population of the world … Continue reading

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