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Cindy Rinaman Marsch

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Jacksonville, FL, The United States
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Cindy Rinaman Marsch The freedom to explore character and scene and meaning, and head off in any of a multitude of directions. With just a turn of phrase I can alter the a…moreThe freedom to explore character and scene and meaning, and head off in any of a multitude of directions. With just a turn of phrase I can alter the atmosphere in a room or send a simple movement into depths of significance. It is a joy to watch a scene take shape, and to learn that readers are as delighted with something as I was myself as it formed under my fingers at the keyboard. (Granted, the shape is usually edited extensively before it is ready for public consumption.) (less)
Cindy Rinaman Marsch *The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present* (For a class I'm teaching at Grove City College this fall)
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*The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present* (For a class I'm teaching at Grove City College this fall)
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*Marry in Haste* (collection of short stories by an author friend)
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Everybody Loves the Hero Who Breaks Out of the Expected Mold: An Interview


 




For the excellent new blog Academia, Joshua Grasso, Professor of English at East Central University in Oklahoma, asks
some wonderful questions about my adventure turning Rosette's journal and other historical records into novels and a short story about this fascinating pioneer family. 



"We think, 'Oh, how constrained she was! If only she could have . . . ' But how much do we fall into patterns

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Christian Higher Education by David S. Dockery
"A University education is becoming a given in many developed countries nowadays. In Asia, many parents push their children to excel in their academics in order to enter a reputed University. In the West, many are getting not just one but multiple deg" Read more of this review »
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Stories of Inspiration by Suzanne Fox
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It was wonderfully enlightening to read the processes of these authors creating their historical fiction, and it was a privilege to contribute to the volume my own account of writing Rosette:
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Bringing Mom Home by Susan Soesbe
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Susan Soesbe's account of her family loving one another well is heartwarming, challenging, and encouraging, sometimes funny. Well worth a read for anyone facing "care" issues.
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Bring Me Back Home by D.R. Thatcher
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May we all make such good use of retirement as D.R. Thatcher has, preserving for his family and other readers the scenes of his youth in a farming world, a small-town world, that has irrevocably changed.
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Nzinga African Warrior Queen by Moses L. Howard
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This powerful book introduces us to an amazing woman of a long-ago kingdom turned upside down in the Age of Exploration. Moses Howard brings Nzinga to life, handling sensitively som
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Love and its Enemies by Brian A. Murphy
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Expert Witness by Nicole Luckourt
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Nicely paced, suspenseful, light read.
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Cry for Jerusalem - Book 1 63-66 CE by Ward Sanford
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Why has no one thought before of dramatizing the process Josephus went through to write his history of the fall of Jerusalem? Ward Sanford is organizing a complex, multi-volume effort to do so, enlivening the va
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The King of Kreskin Avenue by A.K. Vitberg
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I loved editing this gem of a novel. Alan Vitberg beautifully conveys 1960s Buffalo (and other eras like the Depression and locales like a military hospital in the Pacific) to tell a tale that moves as our lives
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Historical Fiction: A Question for Published Authors in the Group 65 93 Jul 17, 2016 03:06PM  
William Bradford
“May not and ought not the children of these fathers rightly say: "Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness but they cried unto the Lord, and He heard their voice, and looked on their adversity, &c. Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercies endure forever. Yea, let them which have been redeemed of the Lord, shew how He hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor. When they wandered in the; desert wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in, both hungry, and thirsty, their soul was overwhelmed in them. Let them confess before the Lord His loving kindness, and His wonderful works before the sons of men.”
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647

Michael D. O'Brien
“[About the main character approaching death in old age, observed by her husband . . .] He saw that she had already laid down a large portion of her life long ago. Piece by piece she had given it away as she wrestled with existence, as her self was absorbed as nourishment into his life and the life of the children and the community. And laid down most piercingly, as she abandoned, one by one, the shapes of the dreams she had planned. Only to take them up again in other forms.”
Michael D. O'Brien, Strangers and Sojourners

Friedrich Nietzsche
“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Jhumpa Lahiri
“The job was a sign of his failings. In his youth he’d been a devoted scholar of foreign languages, the owner of an impressive collection of dictionaries. He had dreamed of being an interpreter for diplomats and dignitaries, resolving conflicts between people and nations, settling disputes of which he alone could understand both sides. He was a self-educated man. In a series of notebooks, in the evenings before his parents settled his marriage, he had listed the common etymologies of words, and at one point in his life he was confident that he could converse, if given the opportunity, in English, French, Russian, Portuguese, and Italian, not to mention Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, and Gujarati. Now only a handful of European phrases remained in his memory, scattered words for things like saucers and chairs. English was the only non-Indian language he spoke fluently anymore. Mr. Kapasi knew it was not a remarkable talent. Sometimes he feared that his children knew better English than he did, just from watching television. Still, it came in handy for the tours.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

Philip Yancey
“when I turn from church history and examine myself, I find that I too am vulnerable to the Temptation. I lack the willpower to resist shortcut solutions to human needs. I lack the patience to allow God to work in a slow, “gentlemanly” way. I want to seize control myself, to compel others to help accomplish the causes I believe in. I am willing to trade away certain freedoms for the guarantee of safety and protection. I am willing to trade away even more for the chance to realize my ambitions.”
Philip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew

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