This is my symphony

What I read & what I lived …

Dear Committee Members Julie Schumacher Anchor Books Jason Fitger has been an English professor for twenty-something years at a small university in the Midwest. He’s under pressure, overworked, and hardly appreciated. Writer Julie Schumacher tells the prof’s story through the letters he writes: a department head and dean here, fellowship and job recommendations there. The …

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Zen Under Fire by Marianne ElliottSourcebooks 2013  Marianne Elliott documented human rights violations in Afghan prisons and police stations and trained local law enforcement officers and prosecutors about human rights and Afghan law. Her life, first in Kabul, and then in Herat, was one of contrasts. Rules and procedures narrowed her freedom: she needs a driver or …

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Under the Wide and Starry Sky (NetGalley) Nancy Horan Take thou the writing. Thine it is. For who/Burnished the sword, blew on the drowsy coal/Held still the target higher … who but thou?¬† I loved Nancy Horan’s first novel,¬†Loving Frank–I got a glimpse into the life and loves of a woman I knew nothing about, …

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