Review: In the Unlikely Event — Shelly’s Bookshelf

3.5 Stars When I learned that Judy Blume – my absolute favorite during my late childhood/ teen years – had released another novel, I tried not to get too excited. While I adore her young adult fiction – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tiger Eyes, and Just as Long as We’re Together just to […]

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Meet Marita Golden, author of “The Wide Circumference of Love” — AlzAuthors

Silent Storm: What We Remember, What We Forget, What We Discover A Novelist Meditates on Writing about Alzheimer’s By Marita Golden I didn’t choose. I was called. That’s how inspiration, art, and creativity work sometimes. I am often asked why I wrote a novel about Alzheimer’s disease.

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All-Star Reading Of Ta-Nehisi Coates Debuts At Apollo Theater — CBS New York

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Apollo Theater audience cheered and cheered for Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the readers of “Between the World and Me.” A capacity crowd at the famed New York City venue was on hand Monday night for a stage recital of Coates’ prize-winning book, one met throughout…

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A Raconteur Dies

JOHN BREWER John Brewer was bigger than life—that’s probably because he documented the lives of so many other Black Pittsburghers over the years. An author, raconteur, and collector of oral histories, Brewer died in his sleep, Feb. 13. He was 74. As noted in the biography of him the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation wrote, he…

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100-Year-Old Couple Celebrates Anniversary: ‘I’ve Loved You for 80 Years, Honey’ — CBS New York

1010 WINS-“I’ve loved you for 80 years, honey. That’s a long time.” This New York couple is celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary. Arthur Jacobs is 105-years-old and Marcia, his wife, is 100-years-old. Despite being married for 80 years, it’s obvious how much the pair still love each other. (Provided photo: Gabe Jacobs) Their grandson Gabe…

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Harvey racial optics much different than Katrina — New Pittsburgh Courier

In this Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 file photo, residents listen to officials at a roadblock into their Canyon Gate neighborhood which was flooded when the Barker Reservoir reached capacity in the aftermath of Harvey in Katy, Texas. The charges of racism that swirled after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago have yet to…

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