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Carol Anne Douglas is a writer of fantasy novels and plays. She passionately loves the Arthurian legends and the works of Shakespeare, and is using them as the basis of her own fiction. Her book Lancelot Her Story will be published this fall, and its sequel will be published in 2016.

She worked on a feminist news journal for many years and published many essays. She has taught women's studies classes at George Washington University. She is now focusing on her novels and plays. One of her short plays was read at the Kennedy Center, and several have been read at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md.

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My Favorite Nonfiction in 2019

       The nonfiction I read this year is an eclectic group of books.
     The Silk Roads by Peter Frangopan is a study of history from a perspective that is new for most Westerners: It sees Central Asia as the place where "civilization" developed. I thought China and India had the only important Asian ancient history east of the Tigris and Euphrates. I never thought of the cultural heritage of the Read more of this blog post »
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If you have never seen a swallow-tailed kite, I hope you do. These kites are among the most elegant birds in the Americas. White and black, with a wide wingspan and a flowing tail, they appear and disappear, giving the viewer just a glimpse. They soa ...more
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I often read novels in which Shakespeare is a character. I have written some myself, the YA novels Merlin's Shakespeare and The Mercutio Problem.

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I enjoyed H Is for Hawk, but I prefer Vesper Flights. In this collection of essays, Helen Macdonald displays a gentler sensibility than she did in recounting the often masculine world of hawk owners.

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All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
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I am a Louise Penny fan. I've been rereading some of her older novels to soothe me in these difficult times and I realized that they were even better written than I thought the first time around. Her new novel, All the Devils Are Here, is a worthy ad ...more
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Emma Donoghue, one of my favorite contemporary writers, has written a novel that is all too prescient. It's set in Ireland during the World War I flu pandemic, but it's no rush job book trying to capitalize on the current pandemic. Donoghue began thi ...more
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If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
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Somehow I managed not to know about Chester Himes until recently, when Isabel Wilkerson recommended this book in an article in The New York Times Book Review. Himes is a classic writer on a par with Richard Wright. But Bob Jones, the protagonist, is ...more
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I don't usually read compilations of short stories, but I'm glad I made an exception for Ship Fever. Andrea Bartlett's work is highly intelligent, informed by an understanding of and interest in the natural world as well as the scientists who study i ...more
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In this version of Shakespeare's life, he loved his wife. The tale is told mostly from the viewpoint of his wife, who is called Agnes because that was her name when her birth was registered. The story is also occasionally told from the perspectives o ...more
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The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
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This is the tale of a gay man born in Ireland in 1945. Unsurprisingly, he suffers a great deal, but he does find some happiness.

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This is a lesbian novel about Jude, an intelligent thirtyish woman who is lured into an apparently warm and loving women's community with its own religion. Her lover and her friends are alarmed.

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