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Fiction Friday: Mother

Mother Mother had made deviled eggs. I could picture her measuring out all of the ingredients precisely and mixing them together with twenty strokes of the wooden spoon. She had let me help her once, but when I used ½ … Continue reading

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Annie John

Title: Annie John Author: Jamaica Kincaid Pages: 148 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1983 Rating: 4.5 stars I have been looking forward to reading Annie John since I listened to “Figures in the Distance” on The New Yorker fiction podcast. Jamaica Kincaid … Continue reading

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In Her Wake

A post or two ago, I mentioned that I met Nancy Rappaport–author of In Her Wake–which is a memoir. The book covers the taboo subject of suicide.  When she was only four years old her mother took an overdose, leaving … Continue reading

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