Monthly Archives: February 2012

Women who love books & thrift stores

I just finished reading Glaciers, by Alexis Smith. The narrator, Isabel, is such a fragile flower, and while I’m not one by any stretch of the imagination, her life and loves and longings resonated for me in this sweet story. … Continue reading

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A Pair of Provocative Pageturners

“Between the Lines” is the title of my monthly column in the Presidio Sentinel, a community newspaper in my San Diego neighborhood of Mission Hills. The column gives me license to write about all things bookish–reading and writing, book culture, &c. … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own: our inheritance

Last year I entered an essay competition sponsored by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain in memory of Julia Briggs, acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar and a member of the executive council of the society who died in August 2007. The theme … Continue reading

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