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by Emily Dietrich

December 17, 2016
by Emily
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Indie, Quirky, and Forgotten Books for the Reader on Your List Who Has Read Everything

I figure some of you may not want the most recent, expensive hardcover new releases for the readers on your holiday list. So here are some of my recommendations. I love books, and I read a lot of them. Far from … Continue reading

October 15, 2016
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It Had A Name: Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

In 1974, my friend and I experienced our first criminal sexual incident. We were 11, just beginning 6th grade. We lived in a nice neighborhood in Kalamazoo, Michigan: trees and lawns and sidewalks for bikes, driveways for hopscotch, backyards with swing sets … Continue reading

June 23, 2016
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Iron Tenderness in The Samurai’s Garden

Gail Tsukiyama created a world I have since needed to visit in her novel The Samurai’s Garden . I end up there when trying to cope with the hard news of another shooting or kidnapping and seeking calm, peace or escape. I … Continue reading