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May.20.2011
There is no story without memory. What is a memory without feeling? Next time you walk the memoir labyrinth, put some thought into how you will allow your story to take shape and become a piece that captures your mother’s character and spirit. Think about what you need to bring into the story so...
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Jul.28.2010
It would be just like Blair to come up with this week’s Red Room blog topic on “earliest memories.” Her book, Accordion Dreams, is one of my favorites, which will give you a joyful romp through her earliest memories of falling love with an accordion and the obsession, passion, and transformation...
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Jul.27.2010
Some time ago, as tears I thought had dried dissolved into curve of smile, I sprinkled my mother’s ashes in my garden under the apricot tree, From which we made amazing jam for many years to come. Touch of cinnamon, of nutmeg, not too sweet… One spring no buds appeared on that pleasing tree.  It...
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Sep.26.2009
I was lured into Blair Kilpatrick's memoir, Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music, the moment I saw the charming cover depicting a happy little girl holding her accordion, although I was surprisingly unprepared for the extent of the adventure she'd lead me on in this extraordinary...
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Sep.18.2009
  I'm posting this book review on an historical novel by C.W. Gortner because I think The Last Queen is a great read and highlights the difficulties women have had throughout history attempting to be taken seriously whether they are royalty or not.  Gortner will be honored this October 15th at an...
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Jun.24.2009
Hello, all you writers and authors and artists from across the board. I recently read a great little book by Abigail Thomas, Thinking About Memoir, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you about this book and add it to my new Book Review blog category. By the way, my reviews aren't confined to...
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May.09.2009
  What can The Story WomanTM do but offer you food for thought? Stay with me now, I'm going to tell you about something that is enjoyed like the finest wine and savored like the darkest chocolate and it can make Mother's Day anytime of the year - really. It is a gift that will indulge her...