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Feb.23.2011 - 5:07 pm
Straight University
Most Interesting Ancestor- Fannie Rowland Thompson Gilliam            I loved to hear my mother, Vivian Rowland Jones, talk about her favorite aunt. Fannie Rowland Thompson...
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Nov.06.2009 - 2:20 am
Author Eric Jerome Dickey at Marcus Book Store
The standing room only audience is enraptured as they sit on the edge of their seats on a warm, late August evening, engrossed in Eric Jerome Dickey’s animated talk about his new...
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Nov.06.2009 - 2:19 am
Author Eric Jerome Dickey at Marcus Book Store
The standing room only audience is enraptured as they sit on the edge of their seats on a warm, late August evening, engrossed in Eric Jerome Dickey’s animated talk about his new...
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Oct.28.2009 - 1:25 pm
My favorite Halloween candy, candy corn.
Halloween back in the day in Oakland was sooo cool. Trick-or-treating in the 50s and 60s in the neighborhoods in which I grew up, 24th Avenue and later, Brookdale Avenue was safe...
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Comments from Dera

Nov.06.2009 - 11:18 pm
In response to: National Bookstore Day: A Great Day for a Signing
Love this piece. I have been a fan of yours since I visited Savannah in 2006. Love your writings.
Nov.06.2009 - 11:10 pm
In response to: Favorite bookstore???
I suppose I could say that my favorite will be the one I hope to own someday Ditto!
Nov.06.2009 - 10:26 pm
In response to: Any Where There's Passion
What an inspiring, wonderful blog about bookstores and the love of writing. I can envision the bookstores in Spain....
Nov.06.2009 - 10:19 pm
In response to: Multicultural Book Club Seeks African-American Members
Your book club sounds great. It seems to serve as an ambassador to inclusiveness, diversity and just plain love of...
Nov.06.2009 - 10:10 pm
In response to: Gotta have it
Very nice. I can envision the book store.