Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

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Jenny Yacovissi grew up just a bit farther up the hill from Washington, D.C.
Her debut novel, Up the Hill to Home, is a fictionalized account of her mother’s family.

Today Jenny owns a small project management and engineering consulting firm. In addition to writing and reading historical and contemporary literary fiction, Jenny enjoys gardening and being on the water. She lives with her husband Jim in Crownsville, Maryland.

To learn more about the families in Up the Hill to Home and see photos and artifacts from their lives, visit http://www.jbyacovissi.com.

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Up The Hill To Home

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Book Review: Enemy of the People

This review originally appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books on 21 September 2018.





Book Title: Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy



Recently, I had occasion to use a quote from Washington Post executive Editor Marty Baron: “We’re not at war, we’re at work.” He uttered those words last October while he and Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, were at the National Press Club filming an edition of “The Kalb Report” with t...

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More of Jennifer's books…
“The worst thing you can ever say about a character is not that you hated him but that you found him uninteresting.”
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

“A Washington summer is a physical being: a shaggy, slobbering beast; relentless, inescapable, forever panting its heavy, humid breath into the face of each citizen and pushing its weight against the wilting populace, demanding attention-a constant, unwelcome companion.”
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi, Up The Hill To Home

“History conspires to make us who we are.”
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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
Henry Ward Beecherr

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
Cicero

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums




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