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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

couponqueen, January 8, 2013

Being a conservative Jew, reading Deborah Feldman's memoir was a real eye opener. She described the Hasidim way of life like no one on the outside looking in could. Before the book's end Ms. Feldman does leave but viewing this journey through her words versus an "outsider's" made the story all the more meaningful. And on the way I learned about aspects of this very Orthodox branch in Judaism more than if I'd been reading a researcher's tale
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The Beach Trees by Karen White
The Beach Trees

couponqueen, August 9, 2011

This deals with a woman who befriends a single mom that dies and names her as guardian to her 5 year old. It gave me a better perspective of why people on the Gulf Coast and other hurricane ravaged areas decide to rebuild.

At the age of 12, Julie Holt's younger sister disappeared-never to be found. It was a loss that slowly eroded the family bonds she once relied on. As an adult with a prestigious job in the arts, Julie meets a struggling artist who reminds her so much of her sister, she can't help feeling protective. It is a friendship that begins a long and painful process of healing for Julie, leading her to a house on the Gulf Coast, ravaged by hurricane Katrina, and to stories of family that take her deep into the past.
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The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens
The Tea House on Mulberry Street

couponqueen, November 8, 2009

Definitely a book for those who enjoy Maeve Binchy's titles. Nice to find someone else who writes of this far away and beautiful country's everyday people.

Ready to book a flight over there to search out this very special bunch.
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Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg
Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love

couponqueen, April 6, 2009

This son's loving memior of life with his hearing impaired parents is a straight forward and loving tale. Myron writes in such a way that you feel as if you've been transported back to the depression era and are part of Mr. Uhlberg's life.

His description of what is was like to be the mouthpiece for his father and sometimes his mother pulls at your heart strings.

You will so much more appreciate the sense of hearing after you read this.
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The Cowboy and His Elephant by Malcolm Macpherson
The Cowboy and His Elephant

couponqueen, January 18, 2009

Quick read about this unusual and endearing friendship. For any animal lover a MUST read.
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