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Nov.08.2009
The Huffington Post
  Immediately after reading Irene Vilar's memoir, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict, I closed the book and went to my bedroom to take an afternoon nap. I needed to escape; however, no sleep came, my mind rolling over Vilar's tragic story. When I was asked to review this book, I kept thinking of course by book's end, I'll understand how one...
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Gordie Little with Carol Hoenig
Oct.28.2009
Huffington Post
  Yes, it's that time of year where spooks and goblins, witches and Jack-o-lanterns are ever-present. In a couple of days, however, when youngsters go from door to door donned in the scariest costume they can conjure it will be in good fun; yet, once Halloween comes to an end, most of us will close our door, sneak in some leftover candy and go on about our...
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Oct.25.2009
Huffington Post
  It wasn't until Benjamin Genocchio's review of the Norman Rockwell showing at the Nassau County Museum of Art that I began to see the artist in a different, perhaps more disturbing, light. What a disappointment, since I usually find something charming in Rockwell's work. I own a print of his Girl at the Mirror, and cannot look at it without smiling, since...
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Oct.11.2009
Huffington Post
There are many novels about war, most from the battlefield where there's page-turning  tension and drama, but there are few stories written from the point of view of a loved one back home waiting, and waiting some more, not knowing if or how the soldier will return home. Perhaps that's because so few have found an interesting way to write such a story, but that...
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Sep.27.2009
Huffington Post
  Divorce is a common theme in many works of fiction; probably because we have all been affected by it one way or another and need to examine how something we were sure was so right eventually went so wrong. I couldn't help but consider this while reading Irene Zutell's Pieces of Happily Ever After (St. Martin's Griffin). Alice not only has to face that her...
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Sep.17.2009
Huffington Post
  The summer of '08, I was the Director and Writer-in-Residence for the Adirondack Summer Workshop in Old Forge. It was such fun and I enjoyed meeting those who participated in the class, most who wanted to make their work-in-progress better. However, there was one student who came to the class and wanted me to assign weekly topics and when I didn't, she was...
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Sep.10.2009
Red Room Original
Carol I. Hoenig is the author of the novel Without Grace, as well as The Author’s Guide to Planning Book Events: Tips and Tools for Bookselling Success, which received a Book of the Year gold medal from ForeWord magazine. She also worked as a community relations coordinator and then a national event specialist with Borders Books for more than eleven years. Hoenig...
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Sep.06.2009
Huffington Post
  Initially, I was hesitant to accept an advanced readers' copy of Luis Miguel Rocha  's latest thriller, The Holy Bullet (Putnam), for review until I was told that Rocha based the story on actual information he got in 2005 from a man who claims to have killed Pope John Paul I and that elements of the conspiracy are factual. Even though I hadn't read The Last...
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Shawn Phillips in the Adirondacks
Jul.29.2009
The Huffington Post
  Occasionally, a local story makes national news; some are worthy of the attention while others aren't. The local story I'm about to share certainly does not merit national news. Not because it's not my local story--after all, I live on Long Island, but because it's a non-issue. Or it was until KLTV received a complaint from a father who was offended that...
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Hosting an event for Walter Cronkite
Jul.20.2009
Huffington Post
  We've lost a few icons over the last few weeks; most recently Walter Cronkite and then Frank McCourt. I dare say that the world was a better place because of these men and what they accomplished. Mr. Cronkite set the standards in that a correspondent should report the news without being the story itself. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case any...