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For the Veterans

This week we recognize and remember our more than twenty million American veterans. Our geographical good fortune (i.e., to be situated between two oceans, Canada and Mexico) sometimes makes it easier for us as American citizens to forget that our current freedoms have come at a human cost and require our constant vigilance. The forthcoming

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Melissa Sweet

The Maine Connection

Can you role play? OK! You are now ten years old, at a birthday party, and on a scavenger hunt. But I’m gonna make this really easy . . . and tell you that you can find everything on your list here.  And in doing so, you’re going to meet the AMAZING Melissa Sweet, who

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Starred review!!

Sometimes I write, sometimes I dance (mostly in my office when I finish a revision.)  This week, I am dancing because A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin received a starred review in Booklist. The review itself does an excellent job of summarizing Pippin’s difficult but inspiring life, as well as giving

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