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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman A Novel

"You would think it would be impossible to find anything new in the world, creatures no man has ever seen before, one-of-a-kind oddities in which nature has taken a backseat to the coursing pulse of the fantastical and the marvelous."
I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the
     beginning and the end.
But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.  Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

"What is death? There is the corpse--but that is the result, not the thing itself."

"Every dead body is a book with a story to tell, each organ a chapter, the chapters united by a common narrative....It makes for a hard-headed kind of poetry...Always he comes upon death's handiwork just as death itself has turned the corner, its hem disappearing with a quiet swish."

God Of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand - Hymn Lyrics & Music


It Takes A Coven by Carol J. Perry

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

                                                                                                      Hebrews 11:1 

"We turned off the TV without watching the rest of the news and I fell happily, safely, confidently asleep in strong, loving arms, where no crows, no witches, no visions could touch me."

This Side Of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald


The High Mountains Of Portugal by Yann Martel

Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Yann Martel, the son of diplomats, was born in Spain in 1963. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. After studying philosophy in college, he worked at various odd jobs until he began earning his living as a writer at the age of twenty-seven. He lives in Montreal.Amazon

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The Masquerade by Francine Rivers

"He hoped Mama's new friend would leave enough money to buy a few cans of Dinty Moore stew and Spam, maybe even some eggs and bread and milk."

Dust On The Tracks by Zora Neale Hurston

"She was extremely human. There she was sitting up there at the table over capon, caviar and gleaming silver, eager to hear every word on every phase of life on a saw-mill "job." I must tell the tales, sing the songs, do the dances, and repeat the raucous sayings and doings of the Negro farthest down. She is altogether in sympathy with them, because she says truthfully they are utterly sincere in living."

Murder On The East Coast by Dianne Harman

Cedar Bay, Oregon meets the East Coast. Kelly makes a rare visit to the East Coast. Of course, there is a crime. This time Mike, her husband and sheriff, stay back West. This cozy involves family relationships and the little word 'will' that can make tears come down the cheeks whether for glee or sadness. The pain one mother, Marcy, experiences might resonate with some readers. Julie, the victim, seems like a young woman any of us would love knowing.

As we experience the sorrow of her loss, there is food to help us get through the tragedy. These different food recipes are at the end of the book. I would like to try the Apple Crisps. However, Kelly enjoyed those Lobster Rolls. Glad you enjoyed your East Coast visit to Boston and Maine, Kelly. Come again.