Eileen Granfors

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Eileen Granfors lived in Los Angeles, California, and has now retired with husband Patrick to the Missouri Ozarks. A former army brat who was born in New Orleans and lived in Germany, she and her family settled in Imperial Beach, California, where her mother’s love of body surfing turned her into an avid surfer girl.

Eileen is a proud UCLA alumna. After a full career of teaching high school, Eileen retired to the writing life. She has four novels and four anthologies in print.

“Stairs of Sand" is the novel I began ten years ago, and all my other work has filtered around it. The plot of a mother and a daughter, both with borderline personalities, is full of conflicts and learning. radition of the Day of the Dead. She i

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White Sheets

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Respite, Anyone?

A Word in Time to the rescue! If you need a respite from our overwhelming world issues, those are the books I've featured for your TBR.

I had planned choosing books of people taking their own time out from everyday life. Some of the books celebrate this form of respite while other titles will focus on simply getting away.

One of my favorite picks on this week's list is Enchanted April. If you ha... Read more of this blog post »
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Testimony by Anita Shreve
"It is the first Anita Shreve I read and it was a book that travels. It landed at our place, left by a guest. So it was not a book I would normally buy and did not know what to expect. The private school sex scandal, starting the book in graphic de..." Read more of this review »
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"The first chapter is pretty graphic but you have to get through it to understand the rest of the book. The chapters are told from the perspective of different people involved in a sex scandal at a prep school in Vermont. You learn how this scandal..." Read more of this review »
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Anita Shreve has been one of those reliable authors who chooses a subject I am interested in and spins it a new way. I have been out of touch with her recent books until I picked up TESTIMONY at our library.

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“Something in the air this morning made me feel like flying. . . "

Spring Flight”
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“California, still a magical vanity fair.”
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“Today I will find something beautiful.
Delicate pink blossoms on a cherry tree.
The dove resting near the lemon buds.
Sunbeams smiling from sky to earth.
Smiling on me.
"Creating" in BREATHE IN”
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“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
Langston Hughes

“Leave someone who hates you as much as you hate yourself.”
Michael J. Bennett

“The great teachers fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life. I wanted to follow Mr. Monte around for the rest of my life, learning everything he wished to share of impart, but I didn't know how to ask.”
Pat Conroy, My Losing Season: A Memoir

“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?”
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“I was the only person in the world who thought it was a military duty to appear to be in a good mood.”
Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline




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