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Arlene Sanders

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ARLENE SANDERS is an Appalachian Mountain writer. She is a native of Virginia and a lifelong Southerner. Sanders received Pushcart Prize nominations for "Fire and Ice" and "Wish You Were Here." Her first story collection, TIGER BURNING BRIGHT, was honored as a Finalist in the Jefferson Press Prize for Best New Voice in Fiction Competition. Her fiction has been published in many literary reviews. Johns Hopkins University M.A. degree candidate, Phi Beta Kappa.


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Tiger Burning Bright

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JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, by Dalton Trumbo, is the best antiwar novel I ever read.

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REBECCA is my favorite book of all time -- bar none.

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In the mirror over the dresser in her bedroom, she stared at her face. Some of the silvering had worn off the mirror, and soft, dark streaks slanting across the glass gave her image the aspect of a cameo, delicate, but distinctly antique. . . .

She would not speak with the waiter in French, nor would she order anything weird, such as squid. Certainly nothing that would be strong on her breath, like garlic, because what if. . . .? She hadn't been kissed in thirty years.”
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“Killing people is wrong.”
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“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. ”
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Milo Wolff Arlene,Author 'Tiger Burning Bright'

Write me ...Today, November 2012


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

A good picture, Arlene, and I've added your book Tiger Burning Bright to my to-read list.

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