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Elaine Magalis

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Elaine Magalis worked (out of New York City) for many years with national and international liberal church organizations, and is still wondering where they all went.

After that, she worked for more years in a Vermont history museum with kids, old people, and the ghosts of people past.

She’s written a number of books, most of them unpublished, but because she started in old age and is an abject coward, there aren't all that many rejection slips.

The latest book is the first in her series on the adventures of Ms. Tasha Mulholland and Alex Churchill.


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I recently opened a Chinese fortune cookie and read: “You will succeed someday.”


Everyone at the table chuckled.


“After all, she’s almost 75 years old. If she hasn’t made it by now…”


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“Well, that’s a nebulous promise, isn’t it? When? And at what?”


I kind of liked the message myself. After all, how many Chinese fortune cookies today contain more than vague platitudes?


Besides, there are more and...

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Description: Not since Alexander McCall Smith have such unlikely detectives set out to bring a malefactor to justice. But when a meeting in the Old Shrubsbury School House Museum kitchen unexpectedly ends with the discovery of Agatha Hamilton’s body in the Star butter churn, the museum’s elderly caretaker and her 12-year-old assistant decide that they’re uniquely qualified to investigate Old Aggie’s death. Besides, they reason, the murderer would never guess that a dithery old lady and a nerdy kid were after him. Would he? Shadowy figures haunt the old museum building, as the two intrepid friends discover that every mystery leads to another more unlikely one, and that some very evil people live in their peaceful New England town.

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About Alzheimer's from the viewpoint of someone who has it - a professional woman, a surgeon - this is an uncomfortable book, as it should be, because Alzheimer's is an uncomfortable disease. Unfortunately, I found it stiffly written, as if someone w ...more
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I know very little of English history and almost nothing about Thomas Cromwell. But this book fascinated me. I didn't catch everything there was to catch in it. I frequently forgot which character was talking and from what point of view. It deserves ...more
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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So many of the readers who reject this book seem to me to be desperate to make it mean something, to conceptualize it, to explain it in more ordinary words and images. But why is the poem necessary if it can be explained in prose? Murakami’s books ta ...more
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
"The Wind-up Bird Chronicle gave my brother nightmares. I think it gave me everlasting daymares, and an incurable restless feeling. Something I love about Murakami is the you-can-tell-them-anything voice of the narrator. I wish I had that. Well, my..." Read more of this review »
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