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Pauline West

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Pauline West is a bookworm, trail runner and bourbon lover. Her first novel, EVENING’S LAND, is a Library Journal Self-e Selection, winner of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Award and recipient of the Carol Marie Smith Memorial Scholarship for the NOEPE Center of Literary Arts.

West's short stories have been shortlisted for the International Aeon Award, and featured in Reddit’s infamous NoSleep channel, The Art Mag and the Sierra Nevada Review. Her hobbies include mild hypochondria and ill advised matchmaking.
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The Single Most Powerful Method to Uplift Every Conversation You Have Today

Thank you to International School Leader magazine for including my piece, “The Single Most Powerful Method to Uplift Every Conversation You Have Today,” in their December 2019 issue.    

Michael Nichol’s book on The Lost Art of Listening is a special one; I appreciate the opportunity to share his ideas, and hope you enjoy the read.  

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Evening's Land

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To marry was to say you believed in the future and in the past, too—that history and tradition and hope could stay knit together to hold you up.
At the opening of the book, as Hadley’s reveries about the extraordinariness of Bohemian Paris set the scene for what is to come, they also introduce a shadow. Not just the “girl in the chipmunk coat who will come along and ruin everything,” but the larger shadow of love lost after striving for it above all else. Reaching for it with absolutely everything. That bittersweet tone holds so much inside it, hope and grief in equal measure, and reminded me of my own evolving questions about love. As I was researching and writing the book, I knew my own marriage was in real trouble, but there’d been ...more
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“He loved the city most at night. The night hid many of the sorrows. It silenced the city yet brought deep undercurrents to the surface. It was in this dark slipstream that he believed he moved most freely. Behind the cover of shadows. Like a rider in a limousine, he looked out but no one looked in.
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