Category Archives: Surviving

Bookmarked – Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her /Kimberly McCreight / HarperCollins / published 2015 Kimberly McCreight’s first novel, Reconstructing Amelia, was a bit of a phenom, sitting on the New York Times Best Seller list, being nominated for an Edgar and a couple … Continue reading

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#stepbackforbaby Campaign

I cannot take one more news item about a baby dying in a hot car because a parent forgot the baby was there. I am starting a Twitter campaign called #stepbackforbaby to try and help: When you put the baby … Continue reading

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Bookmarked – Housebreaking

Housebreaking / Dan Pope / Simon & Schuster / published May 2015 I received an advanced reader’s copy of Dan Pope’s second novel, Housebreaking, and finally started reading it a week ago. It’s a little hard to categorize this novel … Continue reading

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Appalachian Recovery

The morning news pushes into my head like an unwanted dream, slips into my bloodstream with my coffee: Late last night, seven bodies were recovered from a fallen mine. Grim-faced workers bear them past the TV cameras, the darkness of … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned

My childhood was one of flight and narrow escapes. By the time I was five, my original father had signed over his parental rights to me. I was a rusted heap on blocks in the yard, and he handed the … Continue reading

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