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Nichole Bernier

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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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Nichole Bernier Da! Chipping away.

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…more
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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)
Nichole Bernier Oh, this is a tough one! The pair I keep coming back to isnt the most well-matched or romantic couple, but theyre iconic for how quietly dysfunctional…moreOh, this is a tough one! The pair I keep coming back to isn’t the most well-matched or romantic couple, but they’re iconic for how quietly dysfunctional they were: Sid and Charity Lang, in Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety, set mostly in the '30s and '40s. He’s a dreamer, an English professor who just wants to tinker in his think-house and write poetry. She’s a bold, adventurous, type-A wife and friend who makes the trains run on time, creates lots of fun, but wants to micromanage everything him about him — from his ambition, to the way he is supposed to eventually live without her. Such a rich portrait of marriage, and personality differences, as we age.(less)
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This is Puck. Were fostering him for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. In the past weve done kittens and pregnant cats and puppies and an owl hit by a car and a guinea pig who needed daily meds for a respiratory infection and now an 8-week-old domestic lop-Dutch mix who needs a place to stay...

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This is a fascinating page-turner with the sizzle of a story ripped from the headlines (Madoff, from the wifes point of view). Jake and Phoebe are complex characters with humanizing touches and great behind-the-scenes financial details. Did Phoebe ...more
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Four sisters in desperate contortions to support their family through tough times loved the characters, vivid vaudeville history, and glimpse of the role race played in early 1900s performing world. A great early summer read! (Unrelated: Makes me ...more
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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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