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Roving South

Willard Price John Day, 1948 The pleasure of travel books written between before memoirs became popular is the voice of the writer and the insights to living in the times. Tone has the pleasant quality of a friend who knows … Continue reading

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Rita Moreno, A Memoir

Rita Moreno Penguin Celebra, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhSKk-cvblc Rita Moreno says her signature moment was singing and dancing “America” in the movie West Side Story. The “smoldering, sexy spitfire,” and “ethnic maiden,” had hit her stride under the claustrophobic star system of … Continue reading

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Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 On December 26, 2004, Deraniyagala lost her two sons, husband, and both parents to the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka, claiming close to 275,000 people. It is an unfathomable loss that a person endures … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion Noonday Press, 1968 This book of essays has been on a mental list as a must read for years. Aside from the usual reasons of not reading it due to time issues, the deeper reason I avoided it … Continue reading

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