Monthly Archives: May 2013

WILD by Cheryl Strayed

Because I know the universe works in funny ways, I was not at all surprised that on the day before I finished reading WILD, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about how she hiked 1,100 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, I found … Continue reading

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THE ART OF COACHING by Elena Aguilar

Although I am usually a fast reader, I admit it took me a while to read THE ART OF COACHING.  It’s incredibly comprehensive, like a very large pot of soup, and I didn’t want to miss a drop. Elena Aguilar, … Continue reading

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WONDER by R. J. Palacio

People who sit next to me on planes should be warned that I may burst into laughter or tears at any moment.  This is because in the Economy section, there isn’t enough arm-room to use my laptop when the person … Continue reading

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Like the proverbial singer who makes even the phone book sound good, John McPhee can raise any topic (even chalk!) and entice you to keep reading.  His prose is, without fail, clear, pure, and compelling.  Lately I have relished his … Continue reading

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