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There is no frigate like a book

In New York City history, The Virgin Cure, the writing life by ami4 Comments

  There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry. – Emily Dickinson Libraries hold a special place in my heart. The public library in my hometown of Lebanon, Indiana was the place I spent most Saturday mornings as a child. My mom would drop me off on …

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Coincidence? I think not.

In New York City history, The Virgin Cure, Uncategorized by ami9 Comments

After you’ve finished writing a novel, there comes a moment when you decide to pack up the notebooks, index cards, and sticky notes you’ve scattered through your life for the past few years and bid them a fond farewell. It’s a bittersweet process to be sure, but it’s also a time of excitement, because (if you’re lucky) there’s a new …