The Colorful World of London’s East End in the 1950s: Call the Midwife

March 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Incredibly moving, compassionate, shocking, funny, disturbing, and evocative of a time and place forever changed by the upheaval of post-World War II: Call the Midwife is Jennifer Worth’s memoir of her experiences as a midwife-in-training with an Anglican order of nuns in London’s Dockland slums in post-war 1950s. These dedicated nuns had worked amongst the poor […]

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Innie or Outie? The Introvert Advantage

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In listening to The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, my “AHA” moment came early when I realized my temperament was being described to a T.  Eureka, I’m an introvert! Many of us have described ourselves or others as extrovert or introvert, but when pressed, our definitions of those terms have often […]

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Survival Lessons: A little gem…wise, witty and wonderful.

November 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I was drawn to Survival Lessons, the little gem of a book by celebrated fiction author Alice Hoffman, as family members and friends of mine endured  trauma and health challenges this past year.  A cancer survivor herself, Hoffman’s impulse for writing this book was her need for a “guidebook” to help cope with long-term illness, to […]

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What a Trip! Philip Caputo’s The Longest Road

August 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I knew Philip Caputo’s The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean (read by Pete Larkin) would be my kind of “listen.” I love to travel and when I’m stuck at home, I love traveling vicariously through others’ stories and photos. And the more adventurous, the better. Acclaimed journalist […]

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