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Saturday night, I was honored and delighted to be the visiting author at Elizabeth Berg’s “Writing Matters” series, held at the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park, IL. 150 people came–the museum folks had to scurry around for extra chairs!

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Elizabeth (below, left) kicked off, and then Caroline Swain (center) gave a lovely statement of why reading was important to her. Caroline...

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Average rating: 3.86 · 391 ratings · 139 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
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" In no way earth shaking, but for anyone who likes the gentle compassion of McCall Smith. Jana Bibi, a Scot who has lived for years in India, retires to the North of India where she has her circle of friends. In this volume Jana Bibi makes improvem... " Read more of this review »
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“Oh yes," said Jana. "You want the birdbath."
She let him down onto the rim of the birdbath, then watched as he dipped his head, lowered his chest into the water, and raised it. Having finished his bath, he did a dance of sheer joy, flapping his wings and shaking off the water in a circle of drops.
"He enjoys life," said a voice. Mr. Powell the optometrist, a closed umbrella in hand, was letting his two dachshunds chase each other around the park.
"As do your dogs," said Jana.
"Yes," said Mr. Powell,"they have fun in a simpler and more joyous way than most humans do. Their pleasures seem more reliable. All you have to do is say the word 'walk' and they're wiggling from head to toe....”
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