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“The art of family life is not to take it personally.”

Author Mary Kay Zuravleff spent a lot of time thinking about British psychotherapist Adam Phillips’ statement that, “The art of family life is not to take it personally.” This seemed like a great idea, she thought, but how do you … Continue reading

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What pairs well with barbecue?

The thought of some time on a warm, sunny beach is really appealing right now. In the midst of winter, I love thinking about going outside and getting toasty warm. With this in mind, I really enjoyed picking up Mary … Continue reading

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We Need New Names

“Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.” So wrote … Continue reading

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Unwin(e)d with a book about family, food, and Evel Knievel

It’s hard to believe it’s almost November already.  The month of Thanksgiving holds a few constants for me and many others: namely, food and family. So, really, what better way is there to prepare for Thanksgiving than getting together to … Continue reading

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A hidden gem of a book

A few years ago at a dinner party one of the other guests remarked in passing that there just aren’t any new books of any merit being published.  Publishing now, he suggested, is limited to the books that you see … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

What do books, coffee, chocolate, wine, and good conversation have in common? If your first thought was, “Clearly, it’s that they’re all awesome.” then pay attention because have I got something for you!  The University Libraries are excited to announce … Continue reading

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