Tag Archives: California

Off the Radar

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gut-wrenching memoir which came to my attention via an article I read in The Writer magazine. The author along with four siblings was raised by an alcoholic father and free-spirited, codependent mother. Hopping … Continue reading

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Monetized Motherhood

Who Gets the Drumstick by Helen Beardsley is a book written by a widow with eight children who married a widower with ten children in the early 60’s. It is possible that some of you are familiar with one or both … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th Century. It’s author based the fictional novel on actual letters written by a well-known artist and author named Mary Hallock Foote who lived in … Continue reading

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L.A. Makeover

The New Old Me by Meredith Maran was in some ways, a story I was able to identify with. Unfortunately, in many ways it was not. This memoir chronicles the author’s break-up and divorce from another woman and her subsequent … Continue reading

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A Note to Teachers

Just wanted to share Save Them All by Wendy Green,a non-fiction novel written by a woman who taught in some of California’s toughest schools. It’s an interesting story about life on the education front working with troubled kids for those of … Continue reading

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