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Kathryn Bashaar

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Pittsburgh, PA, The United States
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Jane Eyre, Katherine, Pillars of the Earth

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Before she could even read, Kathryn Bashaar earned the nickname “Suitcase Simpson” for the little suitcase of books she carried everywhere she went, and her passion for literature has continued into middle age. The Saint’s Mistress is her first novel. Her essays and short stories have been published in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, the Civil War Times, and the literary journal Metamorphosis. Kathryn lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, Al, and is thrilled that both of her adult children and her first grandchild also live in Pittsburgh.

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Kathryn Bashaar Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester for sure, but only because I love Jane so much. I actually have never understood what she saw in the dark - and, frankly, …moreJane Eyre and Mr. Rochester for sure, but only because I love Jane so much. I actually have never understood what she saw in the dark - and, frankly, dishonest - Rochester, but Jane is like my best friend. If she loves her man, I'll put up with him.(less)
Kathryn Bashaar Sorry, just saw this question. I've obviously spent way too much time away from my author page. Well, I never have a problem sitting still too much! B…moreSorry, just saw this question. I've obviously spent way too much time away from my author page. Well, I never have a problem sitting still too much! Both at my day job and at my labor-of-love job, I sit, sit, sit, but I am a very fidgety person, so I get up at least once an hour to get a drink of water or a snack, or (at my office job) walk over and talk to someone when I could have sent an e-mail or IM. So, Jason, if you are not a naturally fidgety person, like I am, I recommend becoming fidgety. Once an hour, make yourself get up to either get something to eat or drink, or do a few exercises (keep weights in your office or walk around the block if it's a nice day). This was a really good question; I enjoyed answering it. p.s. How did you like Passion of the Western Mind? It was almost too thought-provoking for me; I was glad to finish it!(less)
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Henry VIII feels, in many ways, like the Donald Trump of his time. In his youth, he was a rich, handsome, carefree young man about town who discarded wives as frequently as he changed his doublet.

In old age, he grew moody and cruel, yet still saw himself as a charming, attractive rogue. Everyone around him had to indulge him if they hoped to keep their heads on their shoulders.

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Essays, 1993-2017 by Wendell Berry
" Sue wrote: "I very much like his poetry, so I will give his essays a try. (I'd like to know where health care workers fell in that NYT survey -- parti ...more "
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I confess that I didn't read every essay in this collection. The book contains many essays, covering a period of 24 years, and so the pieces inevitably repeat themselves a little. Also, Berry sometimes goes into more agricultural detail than this cit ...more
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Every time I came home, Dad’s hair had grown more salt than pepper, his olive skin more leathered, his blue eyes grayer. It made me want to clutch his hand and beg him to stop getting old.
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"Rated 4 stars. This is the 2nd novel by Robert Harris that I've read. A few years back I read Pompeii which was a fast, entertaining read that I rated 3 stars. Act of Oblivion in my opinion is a superior historical novel. I listened to the excellent " Read more of this review »
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message 4: by Ada

Ada Hallo! thanks for the friend request. I really liked your review because it was so well said. Even though I dont't think it's something I will pick up I think your review will stay with me for some time.


Majenta Hi! Friend Request accepted, thank you for Requesting! Congratulations on your book. I hope you're having a great spring week.

Best wishes from Majenta


``Laurie Thanks for the friend vite Kathy.


message 1: by R. J.

R. J. I have read "Proof of Heaven" and agree with Kathy.
A good read/well written.
One of these days I will list the books I have read.
R. J.


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