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Growing up in New Hartford, New York, Grace Lin and her two sisters were the only Chinese-American girls in her elementary school.  Lin’s parents immigrated from Taiwan and still spoke … more
The advent of autumn brings slightly more serious books instead of the briny, beach reads, light romances and ghost stories of summer. “Burial Rites” (2013) by Hannah Kent. This dark, … more
October is National Book Month, so it seems appropriate to talk about Robin Kall, a woman who has done more to promote reading in the Ocean State than any other individual. Best known to fans by her … more
Mai Donohue said she was a bad little girl while growing up in Vietnam many years ago. "The first time I run away, I was six years old," said Mrs. Donohue, who moved to Barrington in 1974. "My … more
It’s been the summer of the book. I’ve been reading in every spare moment. I sit on the deck (in the shade) and watch the hummingbirds come to the feeder and wish I had planted more … more
When bestselling author Ann Hood decided to plan a tour for her latest novel, 'The Book That Matters Most', she put the word out on social media. The goal? Visit sixty book groups (either in-person … more
By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comI have a lot of books piled up and I’m trying to get to them this summer. I don’t even remember some of them (or where they came from). So, there … more
Anna Solomon grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts at the end of a long dirt driveway in the middle of the woods. Below her house was a large field with a few pear trees in it which always seemed to … more
Summer’s here with flowers, sun and long days for lazy afternoons of reading before a later dinner hour. Here are some ideas for those lazy days at the beach or lake or a quick break in the … more
"Two Souls Indivisible: The Friendship That Saved Two POWs in Vietnam"by James S. Hirsch Two Souls Indivisible is the harrowing story of two POWs, Porter Halyburton, a white Naval lieutenant (and … more
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