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A letter from Auschwitz

27 January 2020

These stamps are affixed to one of the most moving artifacts I hold: a letter, dated February 23, 1945, written by Pr. Henri Limousin, a French prisoner, following his liberation from...

An Interview of Susanne Dunlap, author of THE SPIRIT OF FIRE

24 December 2019

Susanne Dunlap has just released THE SPIRIT OF FIRE, the second installment (already!) of her acclaimed ORPHANS OF TOLOSA trilogy, set during the 13th century during the crusade against...

THE GHOST OF MADISON AVENUE, by Nancy Bilyeau

18 December 2019

I love Nancy Bilyeau’s novels and needed a fast read to distract me from thoughts that had been weighing me down during this Advent season. So, I purchased THE GHOST OF MADISON...

Happy Mother’s Day!

8 May 2016

With Le Berceau (The Cradle), by Berthe Morisot, one of the great ladies of Impressionism. Enjoy the day!  Berthe_Morisot_Le_berceau_The_Cradle_1872 Share/Bookmark