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Of Pianos, Murder, Love and Generosity of Spirit

I had a humbling and liberating experience today. When my mom died six years ago, I inherited her upright wooden Steinway piano. I’ve done some research and this piano, which was in wonderful condition when my mom died, was worth … Continue reading

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Maybe God Wrote “Change”: Review of Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

So I have another wonderful book to share with you all. I am probably the last one to read┬áLast Night I Sang to the Monster┬áby Benjamin Alire Saenz–another Cinco Puntos Press book–but it was one of the most powerful books … Continue reading

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When She Was Bad . . . Review of Chime by Franny Billingsley

Not since The Great Gilly Hopkins have I met a character as nicely nasty and wholly lovable as Briony Larkin from Franny Billingsley‘s new novel Chime. Summary: In the early 20th century in Swampsea, 17-year-old Briony, who can see the … Continue reading

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