Author Pesi Dinnerstein Reflects on Her Cluttered World

Tweet Yesterday, I featured a review of Pesi Dinnerstein’s book A Cluttered Life. Today, I’m featuring an essay she wrote about clutter and the need to create borders, something different from boundaries. Dinnerstein, also known as Paulette Plonchak, has also … Continue reading

Book Review: A Cluttered Life by Pesi Dinnerstein

Tweet On her 50th birthday Pesi Dinnerstein recognized the need to address the mountain of clutter that had built up in her life. It overflowed at her home and at her office, and she wasn’t sure where to start getting … Continue reading

Book Review: Growing Up Jewish in a Small Town in America: A Memoir by Elaine Fantle Shimberg

Tweet Here’s a guest book review by author Christina Hamlett (AuthorHamlett.com). Title: “Growing Up Jewish in Small Town America: A Memoir” Author: Elaine Fantle Shimberg Published in 2011, Abernathy House Publishing Among the numerous delights in Elaine Fantle Shimberg’s latest … Continue reading

Book Review: Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

Tweet Carlos Eire was born during the 1950s into a fairly well off family in Havana on the island of Cuba. The son of a judge, Carlos and his brother learned to expect special privileges that came from being the … Continue reading

Book Review: Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher

Tweet Children’s author Ralph Fletcher seemed to live an ideal life for a child. The oldest of a large clan in the small town of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Fletcher had nearby woods to roam in, numerous bothers and neighbors to recruit … Continue reading

Book Review: A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

Tweet Beverly Cleary is known and loved for her books that appeal to young readers. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and The Mouse and the Motorcycle are just two of the titles that have remained popular through multiple generations. In her … Continue reading

Cornelia Spelman Talks About Emotional Legacies

Tweet Yesterday I reviewed Missing, a memoir by author Cornelia Maude Spelman. In Missing, Spelman talks about her quest to know about her mother. Today, I’m happy to feature an essay from Spelman about discovering our emotional legacies. In particular, … Continue reading

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