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Another Friend, Another Book

Another Friend, Another Book

Hey, how about a murder? a mystery? some 19th century Michigan history? a family saga? a love story? courtroom drama? jealously and suspicion lurking in a community? Read Becky Thacker’s novel and you will get it all. A great book for the shorter fall days ahead of us in the Midwest. Published by the  University […]

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A Friend Writes a Book

A Friend Writes a Book

Not all that long ago I heard a friend say he was writing a book. I didn’t get excited; after all, we all have friends who say when they retire from another profession they will write a book. Phil Dobrin, a retired surgeon,  did what he said. He wrote a book. In fact he wrote […]

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The Book Bike

Thanks to an email on another topic from Mike Zapata (Fifth Wednesday Journal, Spring 2010 Issue 6) I discovered this morning a magnificent contribution to the spirit and life of the printed book in American culture. If you haven’t already discovered The Book Bike for yourself, you might visit www.bookbike.org/gallery/ You will enjoy what you […]

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Know This Game?

Know This Game?

We need someone to demonstrate the usefulness of a blog for a literary magazine. After all, we invest resources in the manufacture and maintenance of these vehicles. In this case, “we” means the editors, designers, and webmasters who cobble the appearance and structure of them. But we don’t really know who visits here, if anyone […]

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