Hope Squires

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Hope Squires published her first book The Flourishing Tree in November 2014, just before packing up her home in North Carolina to move across the country to Northern California, where she lives with her husband and very energetic dog.

Hope discovered the love of book writing when she was six years old. She wrote a children's story, complete with hand-drawn illustrations and masking tape binding. The Snowy Day came to life as she took a break from playing in the snow one winter day. Hot chocolate, snow clothes drying by the fire, scrap paper and pencil in hand (she was still too young for pen).

She was hooked and has loved writing ever since.

She got her first typewriter when she was eight years old, and the first article she typed on it was a
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The Flourishing Tree

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The Overstory by Richard Powers
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Magnificent! (This won't come as a surprise to my friends who know me best or my readers who know of my love of trees.) This dense weaving together of tree and human stories is subtle, compelling, heart-breaking, beautiful.

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" Betty wrote: "Because I've read 4 books so far this year, maybe I can set a goal of 25 as well. I expect to have less reading time once it warms up.
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I usually enjoy Sarah Addison Allen's books, but this one fell flat for me. Not sure why, exactly, but the depth of the magic that I love in her writing was lacking here or not fully realized. I guess they can't all be Garden Spells or the Sugar Quee ...more
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I enjoyed this but would have enjoyed it more had I read it closer to my grad school days when sociolinguistics was less in the recesses of my brain. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who hasn't had at least some linguistics study, but if you studi ...more
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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
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Another wonderful installment in the Flavia de Luce series, though I missed some of the regular characters perhaps as much as Flavia did. Many unanswered questions at the end of the novel. Though it wasn't my favorite, I'm still a fan of the series a ...more
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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I first read this in my twenties, and it worked its way deep into my soul. It was one of the last books I lent to a colleague (because I grew sad about losing so many books to friends and colleagues). For the intervening years, I'd see the book in a ...more
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Adopting Grace by Tricia Wilson
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You don't need to be a parent (adoptive or otherwise) for this book to read like a gem. Wilson writes famous last words when she says, "I had this parenting thing down." We all smile along with her, knowing the monkey wrench God was going to introduc ...more
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

C.S. Lewis
“You can make anything by writing.”
C.S. Lewis




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