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“To know a man's library is, in some measure, to know a man's mind.”   ― Geraldine Brooks ((a woman's mind  too))

Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of 'People of the Book: A Novel', appears at D. debut of a multi-media concert based on the extraordinary story of the Sarajevo Haggadah Oct.

Betty Smith, in front of the Williamsburg home that inspired "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

On February the author Betty Smith was photographed, wearing mink in front of the run-down, boarded-up Williamsburg home and the sad, crooked tree that inspired her iconic 1943 novel "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

President George Washington, Founding Fathers, General Washington, General George Washington, Mount Vernon, Libraries, Presidential libraries, Presidential homes, Historic homes, Presidents, Rare books, Constitution, Constitutional Congress, Continental Congress, America, United States, Patriots, Patriotism, Revolutionary War, Jonathan Swift, The Iliad, Literature, Farming, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, historic preservation, Marsha Dubrow

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

President George Washington, Founding Fathers, General Washington, General George Washington, Mount Vernon, Libraries, Presidential libraries, Presidential homes, Historic homes, Presidents, Rare books, Constitution, Constitutional Congress, Continental Congress, America, United States, Patriots, Patriotism, Revolutionary War, Jonathan Swift, The Iliad, Literature, Farming, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, historic preservation, Marsha Dubrow

Top New Fiction on Goodreads, April 2013, All That Is by James Salter #kuyhbookclub #kickupyourheels

An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master: a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II. From his experiences.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”

Writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Although she is most famous for being the wife of Charles Lindbergh and the mother of the Lindbergh baby whose kidnapping captured the attention of the world; however she is a known writer in her own right.

Mary Oliver, her poetry combines so many aspects of word and nature, bittersweet and beautiful

Mary Oliver, Summer Photo by Molly Malone Cook, from Our World (Beacon Press,

It came to be known as the Palm Sunday Massacre, the largest mass shooting in the New York area in decades. 10 people were killed that day 30 years ago, including 8 children. Only 1 survivor was found: a crying toddler covered in blood, crawling at the feet of the dead. The tiny girl was handed to one of the first police officers to arrive. And that's how Officer Joanne Jaffe became mom to Christina Rivera, then 13 months old.

30 Years After the Palm Sunday Massacre, Christina Rivera and Joanne Jaffe Tell Their Story

As a baby, Christina Rivera survived a massacre in Brooklyn whose 10 victims included her mother. Police Officer Joanne Jaffe cared for her that night, the first link in a bond that led Ms.

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