Bish Denham

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Bish Denham, whose mother’s side of the family has been in the Caribbean for over one hundred years, was raised in the U. S. Virgin Islands. She still has lots of family living there whom she visits regularly.

She says, “Growing up in the islands was like living inside a history book. Columbus named the islands, Sir Francis Drake sailed through the area, and Alexander Hamilton was raised on St. Croix. The ruins of hundreds of sugar plantations, built with the sweat and blood of slave labor, litter the islands. Then there were the pirates who plied the waters. It is within this atmosphere of wonder and mystery, that I grew up. Life for me was magical, and through my writing I hope to pass on some of that magic.”

She has had stories published i
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Average rating: 4.66 · 35 ratings · 20 reviews · 5 distinct works
Anansi and Company: Retold ...

4.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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A Lizard's Tail

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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
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High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver
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I don't know how to review these essays. All I can say is that each one is a jewel. What I'm most surprised by is that I had never heard of this author or any of her books before reading this collection of interesting, poignant, humorous, and thought ...more
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On the Map by Simon Garfield
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I've always enjoyed maps and knew how to read them by the time I was 8 or 9 years old. I was so enamored my mother bought me a book on map-making and by 10 I was drawing maps of imaginary places that had contour lines and everything! So, when I saw t ...more
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Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
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Another Florida romp by Hiaasen. If you ever need to take a break from heavy reading, anything by him is a good choice whether it's for adults or kids. The plots are simple and outlandish, though they can have unexpected twists. The characters are hu ...more
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Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
"First, please understand, my rating of a book is based on how it affects me, nothing else. A book does not have to be great literature to get high marks from me, it just has to catch my interest and involve me, and get me to enjoy the experience i..." Read more of this review »
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Here Was a Man by Norah Lofts
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I debated between giving this 2 and 3 stars. It was okay, and in some ways I liked it. But it really wasn't as good or as exciting as I expected/thought it to be.

First, the point of view jumped around so much from person to person I never felt involv
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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
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“Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.”
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“I'm interested in having fun with ideas, throwing them up in the air like confetti and then running under them.”
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“Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.”
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“To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work, is as impossible as it is to live without being born.”
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