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Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
My favorite part of the Academy Awards is the "In Memoriam" segment that lists the actors that have died during the previous year. Rather gruesome, I know. I wanted to do this for authors because many authors become like "far away" friends, especially those that write series.


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Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
Maeve Binchy (One of my favorite): 1940-2012


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Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters & Barbara Michaels) died peacefully at home early in the morning of Aug. 8, 2013. She had put up a very tough battle against cancer for over a decade, in a style worthy of Amelia. She preferred not to be fussed over, and so did not make her illness public. She died as she had told everyone she wanted to – unexpectedly, in her sleep. Shortly before her death, she had written a line to be posted on this webpage: “At 85, Elizabeth Peters (aka Barbara Michaels) is enjoying her cats, her garden, lots of chocolate, and not nearly enough gin.”


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Dustin | 111 comments Lisa wrote: "http://www.famousdead.com/category/wr..."

Wow, I had no idea we lost so many this year, Lisa.. It's sad...


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Nora (noramarie) | 7 comments Lisa wrote: "Maeve Binchy (One of my favorite): 1940-2012" Yes, one of mine, also. I was shocked to hear of her sudden death. I plan to get her last book...cannot think of the title. I thought it was neat that she had a cameo in one of the movies.


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Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
Nora wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Maeve Binchy (One of my favorite): 1940-2012" Yes, one of mine, also. I was shocked to hear of her sudden death. I plan to get her last book...cannot think of the title. I thou..."

It is A Week in Winter. It was bittersweet reading it.


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