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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes

Librarian confession: One Hundred Years of Solitude was one of those books that I remember from high school with a shudder, no doubt...

London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency

"We had been through turmoil and upheaval, a national crisis that rocked our confidence and made us question our priorities, but once all...

The Many Ways of Accessing Austen

Yes, Austentatious is a word. In the publishing world at least. There are countless "classic" writers around the world, revered for...

The Last Garden in England

I remember once reading an interview by author Kate Morton in which she shared, "I love stories in which the house is more than a...

Seed to Dust

"These ordinary days are delightful; they are what our lives are made of, like arches on a bridge." Can the words of a writer make us see...

Brood

"Sometimes I think of the unbroken line of women, all of the mothers, that ends finally with me—the whole of them wielding forms and...

Notes on Grief

"'Never' has come to stay. 'Never' feels so unfairly punitive. For the rest of my life, I will live with my hands outstretched for things...

An Earth Day Read: The Seed Keeper

Milkweed Editions has been responsible for publishing a number of remarkably distinct and breathtaking debut works over the years, and...

The Liar's Dictionary

Do you have room for some thoughtful whimsy in your to-read pile? Eley Williams' new novel The Liar's Dictionary joins a growing list of...

The Prophets

You could skip the ten-page Acknowledgements section of Robert Jones Jr.'s debut novel The Prophets if you find it daunting or mundane;...

Wintering

"I had no idea how much these quiet pleasures had retreated from my life while I was rushing around, and now I'm inviting them back in:...

Beneficence

"Every day I choose to try to do good. Much of the garden is harvested and put away for the winter. I will not forget again that we can...

D (A Tale of Two Worlds)

"When she got back home to Cawber—if she ever got home—she would ask Ruth if she could have a blanket like this, instead of the puffy...

The Island Child

"It was then I started sewing the patchwork with the pieces of old clothes for her. I'd seen one in a shop in town and the little woman...

The Midnight Library

Do you believe in parallel universes? In an infinite number of possibilities for the trajectory of your life? That's the question at the...

Jack

"I have to sneak over here in the dark just to have a few words with you. Is that language, or is it noise?" She said, "It's noise that...

Anxious People

First, a story: I wake up on a freezing cold day before the sun rises, ready to walk my puppy and perform myriad tasks before work. As...

When Is the Time for Witching?

“...witchcraft isn’t one thing but many things, all the ways and words women have found to wreak their wills on the world.” - The Once...

 

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