This is my symphony

What I read & what I lived …

The Perfect Mother Nina Darton Plume Jennifer Lewis leads a perfect lifeā€”her Connecticut home is oh-so-shabby-chic, her lawyer husband handsome and successful, her three children active and popular. Jennifer herself gave up a career as a model and TV actress so that she could dedicate all of her time to family. Jennifer is the Perfect …

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I woke up this morning to the sad news that World Book Night had suspended operations because the event was too costly to continue, this despite “significant financial and time commitment from WBN 2012: Glass Castle publishers, writers, booksellers, librarians, printers, distributors, shippers.” It seems that the book community and individual donors had come together …

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I remember reading Nora Ephron’s Heartburn in the mid-eighties … and I remember my (mental, anyway!) gasp when I read that the delightful novel was Ephron’s revenge after her marriage to journalist Carl Bernstein failed. Here she sums up the deliciousness that is reading. I should probably frame it. May you find endless stacks in your life beyond, Nora. …

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