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Maria Padian

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I’m not a big fan of moving parts. Not in real life, anyway.
I like plans. I like on-time. I like predictable. We “joke” that our family mantra is Stay in Your Rut, because our rut (aka, “tradition”) includes good things, like the annual trip to Bar Harbor and the seven Christmas cookies we always bake.
So I had more than the usual anxiety leading up to Thanksgiving this year, not only because... Read more of this blog post »
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Roxana Robinson writes beautifully and this book has clearly been painstakingly researched. An important book to read especially now, as we welcome home so many young men who have been irrevocably damaged by war.
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