Karen Gennari

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in Pittsburgh, PA, The United States
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As a class assignment in seventh grade, I wrote an autobiography, which I still possesses today. The last line reads, “When I grow up, I want to be an English teacher,” and that is exactly what I did.

I have written articles for The Sixties in America and The Seventies in America, reference sets published by Salem Press, but The Crab Hollow Chronicles, published in May, 2013, is my first foray into full-length fiction writing.

Now retired, I am a first alto in the 75-voice South Hills Chorale. I could easily become a Words With Friends junkie if it were not for my vast bucket list (such as conquering those training chopsticks). I live in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, with my husband Frank and travel to Houston and San Jose to visit our two chil
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The Crab Hollow Chronicles

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In my childhood of the 1950’s and 1960’s, pubic playgrounds were a wonderland for rugged kids, who found methods of using the equipment for which they were never intended.  Stunts on swings, merry-go-rounds, seesaws, giant slides, and monkey bars offered hours of merriment along with bruises, lacerations, fat lips, chipped teeth, and visits to the emergency room.


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The Testamonium, albeit fiction, was an education for me on multiple fronts.

When I was a child, I pondered the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Like other girls in the 1960’s, I placed teacher, nurse, and stewardess high o
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Cornwell’s sequel to Harlequin and Vagabond, the Heretic is the continuation of Thomas of Hookton's quest for the Holy Grail. It is vintage Cornwell, this time giving us an uber detailed inside look into 14th century Europe like no one else can.

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Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates by John C. McCollister
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This book is definitely not for the casual baseball fan. It would interest a hardcore baseball devotee or a Pittsburgh Pirate fan who was immersed in the 1979 World Series at the time. I have been a baseball lover and Pirates fan since I was a kid. I ...more
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This book has particular meaning for me. I am a Catholic who taught English part time at the Yeshiva Girls' School in Pittsburgh for 4 years after retiring from a public school. I got to know the students and teachers, most of whom were Jewish parent ...more
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