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Tammi J. Truax Adds Verse to the Universe

Tammi J. Truax Adds Verse to the Universe

A poet laureate spreads the word about art—and a notable First LadyBy Ed Goldmanhile she lives in Eliot, Maine, Tammi J. Truax is the poet laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  But, she says, “I work in Portsmouth and when I leave my cottage, I...

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Death Didn’t Become Her: How Joyce Mikal-Flynn Fights for the Living

Death Didn’t Become Her: How Joyce Mikal-Flynn Fights for the Living

In all likelihood, Professor Joyce Mikal-Flynn has been dead more times than you have.

Mikal-Flynn, 66, who died a little more than 30 years ago, has a new book in hard copy, e-book and audio formats due out April 27, “Anatomy of a Survivor: Building Resilience, Grit & Growth After Trauma.” It’s being published by Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster corporation.

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Darby Patterson’s New Novel Is Just One of her Artworks

Darby Patterson’s New Novel Is Just One of her Artworks

“Renaissance” is a fine name for that period in Europe’s history (roughly the 15th and 16thcenturies, give or take a week or two). But it’s too often used as an adjective for someone who’s adept in several categories of creativity—just as “genius” is the operative term in Hollywood for just about everyone who can string together a sentence, splice together some film and amass enough investors to churn out a hit movie.

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Maeley Tom’s Book Explains Who She Is

Maeley Tom’s Book Explains Who She Is

First, it’s very easy for me to tell you my opinion of Maeley Tom’s new book, “I’m Not Who You Think I Am—An Asian-American Woman’s Journey,” because it’s right there in the book’s opening pages of rave reviews.

After reading and making a few suggestions on the manuscript months before the book was published, I called it “a clear-eyed but touching memoir, a guide book on how the inner workings of government in the country’s most progressive state grind along” and “an awesome, very human achievement.”

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A Former Librarian Writes a Landmark Book on a Land Preservation Icon

A Former Librarian Writes a Landmark Book on a Land Preservation Icon

If we can accept a Midwest archaeologist named Henry “Indiana” Jones as an action hero, then we can certainly do the same for a former California librarian named Elizabeth “Betsy” Austin.

Austin has just written “Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch: One Woman’s Fight to Save Land in the American West,” an incident-filled biography of Harriett Hunt Burgess, who spent 40 years attempting, with great success, to conserve hundreds of thousands of acres. Without Burgess’s efforts, it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that the Lake Tahoe region and huge swaths of California’s coastline might have been paved over to make room for office campuses, housing communities and industry.

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