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Janice Detrie

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Janice Detrie lives in Watertown, Wisconsin, with her husband Michael and her cat who thinks he’s a dog. A former literacy coordinator, her reading tastes are eclectic, everything from biography to mystery to the classics to nonfiction. She enjoys traveling and theater. She has two children and two grandchildren. This is her second book featuring Vlad and Gaston.

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Janice Detrie I have a Shelter in Place reading list, since it’s no longer summer. I’m currently reading The Water Dancer. I have Educated, The Nickel Boys, The Lib…moreI have a Shelter in Place reading list, since it’s no longer summer. I’m currently reading The Water Dancer. I have Educated, The Nickel Boys, The Library Book and Witch Elm on my list.(less)
Janice Detrie I try to keep writing regularly even if it’s not my best work. You can always fix bad writing but you can’t fix no writing. I have a notebook I write …moreI try to keep writing regularly even if it’s not my best work. You can always fix bad writing but you can’t fix no writing. I have a notebook I write in if I’m really stuck. There’s something about the ink moving across a page that only I will see that shuts up the “critic over my shoulder.” I also have used Natalie Goldberg’s prompts from her book Old Friend from Far Away.
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The 7-10 Split

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Nickel Boys, based on the discovery of hidden graves on the grounds of a juvenile detention center in Florida, alternates between the present in New York City and the civil rights movement of the 60’s. Teenage Elwood believes in Dr. Kin
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Bonhoeffer Love Story

I have read many quotes from Bonhoeffer but I knew little about him before this book. I only knew he’d been executed by the Nazis and wrote theology while imprisoned. This book brought the man to life and gave him a very human si
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A page turner from cover to cover. The humor comes from the narrative voice of Eleanor who interprets the outside world in her unique way. The author carefully unwraps the mystery of Eleanor’s tragedy, including a twist at the end
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