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Nichole Bernier is author of the novel THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D, and has written articles and essays for publications including Psychology Today, Elle, Health, Redbook, The Huffington Post, Salon, The Millions, and Post Road literary magazine. A 14-year contributing editor for Conde Nast Traveler, she was previously on staff as the magazine's golf and ski editor and columnist. She is one of the founders of the literary blog Beyond the Margins. Nichole lives near Boston with her husband and five children.
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Is your favorite novel Crossing to Safety? Sorry, I can't tell in this format whether you're replying to my previous answer :) I do love that book, have read it three times, and take away something new each time. Most recently, I was impressed by the narrative voice — Larry Morgan is a great combination of confidence with self-effacing humor, and Stegner does such a wonderful job of infusing the long flashbacks (which comprise most of the book) with wise and wry insights from his older self. (less)
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When doing good doesn’t feel so great

 

(originally posted 10/2017)

In the latest litter we fostered there was a clear runt, tiny and watchful, all head and twitchy ears. We should have named her Yoda but the kids dug in on Peanut. She was all quiet confidence in a six-ounce package, walking unfazed between the legs of our Bernese mtn dog. She could run and jump and wrestle with the others, she just got tired more easil

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“You could become paralyzed with worry about what might happen to your family, or if you hadn’t yet had children you could decide not to, as a sort of proactive damage control. Either way, you would be derailing your life voluntarily out of fear that it might become ruined by chance. Or you could pick up and move on. Those were the only choices.”
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