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All week a thought has rambled around my brain: this is not a dress rehearsal. It’s dancing with another thought: If not now, when? Author Lyn Fairchild Hawks takes the stage at Bacon today, reflecting on her journey as a…

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Another week, another airport purchase: this time, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. It seemed time to pick up a book that has sold over 150 million copies worldwide, in 80 different languages, since its publication in 1998. What magic lies…

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The Restless Dead

I miss Hilary Mantel already. And I think: it is already later than we think.  Today I’d love to share a few reflections on her life and work… From Maggie O’Farrell (“Hamnet”), in The Guardian: We have lost another monarch…

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Our collective grief makes a summer reading post less… joyful. I don’t share it with the same joy that I wrote it.  Still: here’s my list of 10 lovely summer reads, if and when you might welcome it. My top…

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