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Barbara Morrison, who writes under the name B. Morrison, is a poet and writer, a publisher, teacher, and dancer. In her new poetry collection, Terrarium, she explores the influence of place: where you live, where you grew up, where you travel, where you go in dreams. Her previous collection, Here at Least, chronicles a journey undertaken in response to Rilke's directive: "You must change your life."
A few years after graduating from college, her marriage collapsed and she found herself forced to go on welfare. It is this experience of a world very different from the one in which she grew up that she describes in her memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother. She attributes part of her success in escaping poverty to her involvement i
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In this second novel from Guterson, Ben Givens is packing for a hunting trip. A 73-year-old retired heart surgeon, he has recently lost his wife and been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. He stopped hunting after his experiences as a young man in WWII, but now has decided to take one last trip with his two dogs. Knowing what is coming for him, what he really intends to do is to stage an...

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Published on January 13, 2019 22:00
Average rating: 4.17 · 46 ratings · 15 reviews · 4 distinct works
Innocent: Confessions of a ...

4.14 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2011
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Terrarium

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Here at Least: Poems

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2006
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Going Bonkers? Issue 26

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Hawke's Discovery by Mark Willen
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Jonas Hawke, a retired lawyer in Beacon Junction, Vermont, finds himself in a moral and ethical dilemma when his son Nathan, editor of the local paper, begins investigating one of Jonas’s old cases. Nathan is intrigued by the possibility of a coverup ...more
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
"That was a complete waste of time. I am very angry.

The writing is mediocre. I can't believe how much praise Ann Patchett gets. The book is boring and pointless.

I would rate it right up there with Fates and Furies, and we all know how much I hated..." Read more of this review »
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
"I found it hard to give this book a rating. On the one hand, it was an excellent example of a literary novel. Great characters, good writing, lots of themes, emotionally engaging, the whole nine.
On the other hand, I just don't really understand wh..." Read more of this review »
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
"I am afraid I am going to be the outlier on this one - I wanted to love it; I was so sure I would love it that I purchased the hardcover copy to cherish, which I rarely do. I adore Ann Patchett! I just could not connect with this family drama or a..." Read more of this review »
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The Change Chronicles by Paula Friedman
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Friedman has written a thought-provoking novel set in and near San Francisco during the tumultuous years 1965-9. Subtitled A Novel of the Sixties Antiwar Movement, it is narrated by young Nora Seikh. At 22, she is still uncertain about who she is and ...more
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Just Like February by Deborah Batterman
Just Like February
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As the story opens, five-year-old Rachel Cohen is worried that her hippie parents are not going to actually go through with their long-delayed wedding. Her mother keeps calling it off. For Rachel, its more than the much-fussed-over dress she’ll wear ...more
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The Two-Sided Set-Up by Eileen Haavik Mcintire
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Melanie Fletcher thinks she’s finally broken her string of bad choices in men when she meets Hunter at a charity event in New York City. Rich and handsome, he treats her like a queen. After a whirlwind romance, they marry but it only takes a few mont ...more
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GUARDIANS' BETRAYAL by Johanna van Zanten
GUARDIANS' BETRAYAL
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Subtitled _What Happens Seven Years After Adoption?_, Van Zanten’s new novel explores new territory. Suffering from malnutrition and neglect, sisters Shayla and Abby were adopted by their social worker Bernice Harrison when their mother died. With he ...more
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