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Books of the Month: April 4-May 1

Fiction The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Five Stars I absolutely loved this newest book by Kristin Hannah. I learned more about this era of history–the Dust Bowl and how it affected people during the Great Depression–and would compare its themes to those of The Grapes of Wrath . Hannah […]

Poetic Forms: Emily Dickinson

“. . . at her best . . . she writes . . . close to the bone, concentrating the very essence of what she saw and felt in phrases that strike and penetrate like bullets, and with an originality of thought unsurpassed in American poetry.” from Selected Poems and […]

One Good Thing Every Day: June 17, 2014

After several days of thunderstorms, sunshine streams through my windows. The beams of these inspirational words will light my way today.   “The beauty of the earth is but a breath, and a man is but a shadow…” from Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby as quoted in A Charles Dickens Devotional. […]