Yearly Archives: 2012

At the Museum of Natural History

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From the Mixed Up Files of Ms. Marie-Helene Bertino.  At the Museum of Natural History.  Sometimes you have to tell being an adult to go scratch.

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Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series

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I was so honored to be among the crowd hearing Mira Jacob read from her novel (out in 2014) for the first time. She and Alison Hart have been running Pete’s Reading Series for 12 years. 12 years! The audience … Continue reading

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Pete’s Reading Series Tomorrow at 7:30pm

Pete’s Reading Series Tomorrow at 7:30pm Pete’s Candy Store: tomorrow, November 15th at 7:30pm.  I will be reading with the lovely Mira Jacob in the bar that looks like a club car. Do come! You don’t see why not…(709 Lorimer … Continue reading

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The music of SAFE AS HOUSES: playlist for Largehearted Boy

The music of SAFE AS HOUSES: playlist for Largehearted Boy “I NEED TO KNOW YOUR OPINION ON COLTRANE.” David at Largehearted Boy: A Music and Literature Blog let me yammer about one of my favorite things to yammer about—music! Specifically, the music … Continue reading

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Manhattan

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“Chapter One. He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat. Oh, I love this. New York was his town, and it always would be.”

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Three Lives & Company

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Yesterday I stepped out of the cold and into Three Lives & Company to sign a few books and Toby and his staff brightened my gray day. I always feel like Kathleen Kelly from You’ve Got Mail in this bookstore. … Continue reading

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Amanda Faraone and I sat down to chat for Fiction Addiction, and this is what happened.

Amanda Faraone and I sat down to chat for Fiction Addiction, and this is what happened. “Things exist in the world that don’t make any sense to me. People can be very mean to those in need. That will never … Continue reading

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The first time I’ve felt like a New Yorker

I’ve lived in this city for 9 1/2 years yet I’ve always insisted on calling myself a Philly girl. And I am. However, over the past three days the acts of strength I’ve seen, the unwillingness to complain, the compassion in … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Holly Golightly: What do you do, anyway? Paul Varjak: I’m a writer, I guess. Holly Golightly: You guess? Don’t you know? Paul Varjak: OK, positive statement. Ringing affirmative. I’m a writer.

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You can rely on the old man’s money

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I had been feeling homesick for Philly then last night, I found a (Philly’s own) Hall & Oates pin gum-ball machine!  Needless to say, I stocked up.  It was minutes before Royal Young hosted a reading for Elizabeth Crane Brandt, Adam … Continue reading

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