Cara Bertoia

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Cara Bertoia

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Growing up in a straight laced Southern family, I was always fascinated with casinos. In my twenties on a summer hiatus from teaching in North Carolina, I drove to California and became a dealer at Caesars in Lake Tahoe. My mother highly disapproved of my working in a casino, "a place so bad it has 'sin' in the middle." Eventually, I succumbed to pressure from the family and returned east to take a high-tech job in Boston. I also began working on my MFA in writing at Emerson. I wanted to write the first realistic novel about casino life from the perspective of an experienced table games dealer. I am always amazed that normal and sometimes quite intelligent players become absolutely clueless in the casino. They repeat superstitious nonsense ...more

The Top Ten Reasons to Travel Around Europe on a Cruise Ship

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The Author in LeningradMany times people ask me what is the best way to travel around Europe. I have toured England and Europe by car and train, but definitely the best way to get around Europe was on a cruise ship. For many seasons I cruised the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Here are my top ten reasons for picking a cruise ship over train or road.
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I like realism and I must admit I am a bit of a cynic. It was great to meet an adult Tracy Flick. I used to be a teacher so to see Tracy have to go up against the old boy network ran true. The book was a nice visit with an old friend. That’s life.
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I loved the setting! My husband and I used to belong to a sailing club in Marina Del Rey and Death by Sample Size brought me right back to the marina. I always wondered who lived on those boats full time. Who wouldn’t be envious of Holly.
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What if you had to travel through time to find your soulmate? Would you leave everything behind to find the love of your life? Renn is sent to the past to find Jessica and match her with her soulmate but Renn can’t kick the feeling that he is her sou ...more
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I am a blended family which is great because you get to celebrate the best of Hanukkah and Christmas. For one you get eight gifts and for the other you decorate a tree. I loved Latkes for Santa Claus. I love latkes, and I never get them right until I ...more
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This novel made me laugh out loud, it also made me very hungry. There were so many references to good food and beautiful places. It made me wish I could go back to France. It was fresh, with so many twists and turns.
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“It's hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you're on a losing one.”
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“It's hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you're on a losing one.”
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