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Kelly Kittel

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Kelly Kittel is a fish biologist by trade but a writer at heart. She is married with five living children, her best work beyond compare. She currently lives with her family on an island in Rhode Island where she was raised but prefers to write in their yurt on the coast of Oregon. She has been published in several magazines and anthologies and has written many notes to teachers. Breathe, A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict is her first published book. Breathe received awards for the Best Book of the Year and Best Narrative Nonfiction Book by IPNE (Independent Publishers Of New England) and was an Honorable Finalist in the Readers Choice International Book Awards.

Swimming Through My TEDx Talk

Warning: This essay, if delivered as a TED talk, would be more like two TED talks so I’m glad I don’t have to memorize it. I hope you enjoy the read all the same. It’s probably of interest to anyone who is thinking about doing a TED talk or who is currently preparing their TED talk or who has done a TED talk or who was part of the first TEDxNewport event or who is a... Read more of this blog post »
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20000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
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Glad I waded through this book, but I don't recommend you do the same unless you read the original in French. As I've discovered a bit too late, there are many bad translations floating about and I seem to have slogged my way through one of them. My ...more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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I usually read books, my only decision being paper or e-reader, but after struggling through a few pages of this one I was ready to quit. Man Booker whatever, it reads like a backwards formatted play, tedious, the attributions coming after the passag ...more
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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
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In spite of its most excellent title, this book is unfortunately not exactly a page-turner. But it's a shameful chapter in our history that everyone should know about. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage ...more
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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Struggled through this and lost any notes and highlights I might have marked when my, sniff, classic old Kindle 3 died. Wahhhhhhh... It's not Helen's fault, but I just can't talk about it.
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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Struggled through this and lost any notes and highlights I might have marked when my, sniff, classic old Kindle 3 died. Wahhhhhhh... It's not Helen's fault, but I just can't talk about it.
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The Black Count by Tom Reiss
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I struggled to get through this book, although ultimately I did learn a thing or two. The Black Count was the real-life father of Alexandre Dumas, author of many books including The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo and credited many quo ...more
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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone
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While I loved the setting and characters in this book, as well as the engaging premise, I did have a few issues with it that were hard for me to overlook. First of all, with so much talk about and preparation for encountering dangerous wildlife when ...more
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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
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Masterfully crafted, perfectly plotted, beautifully written with lovably flawed characters, whales, swimming, and celestial navigation. What more could one reader ask for? I'm not sure there is anything missing. But I'm leaving one star out for some ...more
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32 Yolks by Eric Ripert
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Note: I wanted to give this book 3 stars in keeping with the Michelin system, but it's better than that.

I am one who eats to live, as opposed to living to eat. I’m a far cry from a foodie and am looking forward to the culmination of the chevre craze
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Rivers by Michael Farris Smith
Rivers
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I can't remember where I read about this book or if someone recommended it, but I'm happy it landed on my nightstand all the same. The writing is solid and the pseudo post-apocalyptic plot is compelling, as evidenced by the fact that I read it in 3 d ...more
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“But if you were going to change the chain of events that killed your child, where would you begin? How far back would you go? All the way back to their birth? And how many times had you saved your child’s life without even realizing how close you’d just come to disaster, to being one link too late in a chain of events that would wrap around your neck and choke you forever? How close had you come to knowing this place—the place where you collapse on your knees with one fist in your belly and the other clutching a blue GAP bag containing your baby’s ruined clothes, the place from which there is no going back?”
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“The real quality of existence lies in our thoughts, which wear no silks and taste no ice creams.”
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“But if you were going to change the chain of events that killed your child, where would you begin? How far back would you go? All the way back to their birth? And how many times had you saved your child’s life without even realizing how close you’d just come to disaster, to being one link too late in a chain of events that would wrap around your neck and choke you forever? How close had you come to knowing this place—the place where you collapse on your knees with one fist in your belly and the other clutching a blue GAP bag containing your baby’s ruined clothes, the place from which there is no going back?”
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“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

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