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Margaret Atwood: Alice Munro's road to Nobel literature prize was not easy

Munro found herself referred to as 'some housewife', and was told that her subject matter, being too 'domestic', was boring. A male writer told her she wrote good stories, but he wouldn't want to sleep with her. 'Nobody invited him,' said Munro tartly.

A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. A blend of fiction and real-life events, this unique anthology provides young readers with a personal window into the Great War and the people affected by it, and serves as an invaluable resource for families and teachers alike.

More Younger People Recording Their Final Wishes A recent Facebook conversation between 30-something Middle Tennessee friends began simply, “I’ve compiled a list of songs I want sung at my funeral. That’s normal, right?” The response was absolutely. Others chimed in about funeral plans of their own. One woman had her song list stuck in a Reader’s Digest Home Improvement book along with her handwritten will. Another man noted a Word document on his computer saved as

Best novels and fiction books of 2014

Best novels and fiction books of 2014 The must-read novels and short story collections released in 2014 so far

She Was Given LSD, Psilocybin, & MDMA In The Final Days Before Her Death – What Happened After Was Beautiful


Jehovah’s Witnesses: Memorial of Jesus Christ’s Death

"One Man Died for All". Who is this man? How does his death help us? Why is it important that we remember him? The Bible's answers to those questions will be considered on Tuesday, March 26, 2013; which is the anniversary of Jesus Christ's death. You are invited to this FREE event that is held worldwide! To find a meeting location near you, please click on this link. (No collection is taken. All are welcome!)

Moby Dick Gathering, 31st May- 2nd June CORK Join in the memories and tales of the filming of Moby Dick in Youghal with memorabilia, marine events, history and fun for all the family packed into three days. People with an interest in Literature, art and writing are invited to come and take part in the Moby Dick festival which runs from 31 May to 2nd June 2013. Invited guests include Sons of St Patrick and the New Bedford mayor and officials and members from the Melville Society, New York.