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Mary L. Tabor

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Mary L. Tabor's is the author of Who by Fire: A Novel (November 2012) with a book club where she interviews other authors about their books: Join and discover authors in person. Mary is also the author of (Re)Making Love: A Memoir, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and the iPad Bookstore. Her book The Woman Who Never Cooked won Mid-List Press’s First Series Award. That book of fiction was published when she turned 60 after a 16-year career in corporate America, a senior executive, director of public affairs writing for the oil industry’s trade association, landing her in both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. She was a high school English teacher wh...more

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Who by Fire
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“One sure window into a person's soul is his reading list”
Mary L. Tabor

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”
E.E. Cummings

“There it was before her - life. Life: she thought but she did not finish her thought. She took a look at life, for she had a clear sense of it there, something real, something private, which she shared neither with her children nor with her husband. A sort of transaction went on between them, in which she was on one side, and life was on another, and she was always trying to get the better of it, as it was of her; and sometimes they parleyed (when she sat alone); there were, she remembered, great reconciliation scenes; but for the most part, oddly enough, she must admit that she felt this thing that she called life terrible, hostile, and quick to pounce on you if you gave it a chance.”
Virginia Woolf
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“To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.”
Søren Kierkegaard

“Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.”
Nora Ephron

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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message 4: by Mary

Mary I have a book club here on Goodreads at that I hope all my Goodreads friends will join. At this club, I interview live authors you want to know and may very well have read. I have interviewed worldwide journalist Michael Johnson, poet extraordinaire and author of The Paper Garden Molly Peacock, Cuban author of Tomorrow They Will Kiss Eduardo Santiago and on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 4 pm ET, I will interview the poet and literary force Dana Gioia. All the links to the radio shows are on the club site. Please join: no obligation whatsoever to my novel that will be released November 15.

message 3: by Mary

Mary For the record: The quote on my page that I do agree with and love: “One sure window into a person's soul is his reading list.” was not said by me. Its author is the journalist Mary B.W. Tabor. I did not put the quote on my page and can't figure out how to give Mary B.W. Tabor credit. But she deserves it!

message 2: by Mary

Mary Dear Peg,

You have made my day. How lovely of you to have taken the time to watch the video and to comment. My world is better today for what you have written here. Your generosity and your hope for my book radiate from your post.

With gratitude,


message 1: by Peg

Peg Just watched your video! Adorable! You radiate positivity and yes, HOPE. Definitely have to read your book now! I'm thinking starring Meryl Streep ... everything we wanted Eat, Love, Pray to be ...... but alas it was not ;(

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