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Book Review: The Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Double bind: A psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made.” — Merriam Webster online. “The Double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, … Continue reading

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So Here Are MY Best of 2014….

End of another year: hence the parade of “Best” lists in every category. Well, I hereby join that parade with a very selective recounting—-in no particular order, except for my “grand prize winner”—of some of the finest books I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York

It was 1979 when I first read The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York, and I was scared to death, but I could not put the book down.  As a child, this book so captivated me that it became … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld

  Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature is a gorgeously illustrated picture book of collage and poetry that will delight both parents and children with its descriptions and illustrations of the natural world. Nicola Davies poetry describes the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alexander McCall Smith and the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series

While it’s easy to dismiss series fiction as crass franchising (though many forget that series have been with us for generations) there are many series that run their course quickly and are eminently forgettable. Not so the prodigious work of … Continue reading

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