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read this book | the history of love

i’m a sucker for a complex story — one that weaves itself through different times, places, people.  i love seeing how it all comes together, how something simple and true can be teased out of the chaos of seemingly disparate elements. the history of love, by nicole krauss, is such a story.  from the title, […]

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imagine this:  several days before christmas, your only daughter falls ill and lies, unresponsive, in a coma.  you and your husband leave the hospital and sit down to dinner at home.  as you finish mixing the salad, you look over to your husband who is suddenly slumped motionless on the table.  he has suffered a […]

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it’s amazing how much can be said in just six words. back in july, i wrote about ernest hemmingway’s story and SMITH magazine’s project to compile six word memoirs.  their second collection, six word memoirs of love and heartbreak, was recently released.  just in time for valentine’s day. it’s truly worth a read.  here are […]

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“dearly beloved, we are gathered together…” in a blind instinct of self-preservation, some of the wedding party shield themselves against the intense rays of the moment. too much to bear. too strong a current to let flow through them, exposing and shattering them – they, the strong, the armored, the invulnerable. block it; bandage the […]

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in 1939, frances kroll accepted a position as f. scott fitzgerald’s secretary. unbeknownst to either of them at the time, fitzgerald would only live 20 more months. against the current is kroll’s personal account of those final months. this book is an enlightening look at fitzgerald — a committed father and husband, a devoted friend […]

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