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The Search For God At Harvard

The novel titled, The Search For God At Harvard by Ari L. Goldman is not only inspirational but also educational. The following is Dallas Librarian Catherine Ritchie’s take on this book: In 1985, New York Times religion reporter Goldman – currently a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University – was granted leave to take a year of classes at Harvard […]

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The Year Of Ice

Brian Malloy’s acclaimed debut novel titled, The Year Of The Ice has its setting in Minneapolis in the late 70s. This book is a story of a painfully revealing year, threatening to shatter the tenuous bonds between a father and his teenage son. Teenager Kevin, our narrator, is coping with the recent death of his mother in a car accident […]

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Hidden Love

Oh, how I wish to hold you in my arms And protect you from all fears and harms Although you are far away I pray to be with you night and day   I love you my dear And there’s a lot I’d like to share Red roses, wine, and candlelight dinner too And to look you in the eye […]

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Former U.S. President Obama Shares Favorites

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is again sharing his annual lists of favorites. “This has become a fun little tradition for me, and I hope it is for you, too,” Obama noted. “This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of […]

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Life Is Not Always A Dream

I dreamed, I slept Or maybe I dreamt that I slept. Is life such a chore That even guiltless pleasures are hampered by innocuous thoughts? After all, isn’t that what dreams are, Innocent thoughts that we remember or wished were true, Like the love that got away. Or the one that didn’t. But then again Either could be a nightmare. […]

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Doctor Do Little

I’m so sorry, the younger intern began… The prognosis was simple, and, once delivered, these young medical genii delivered the news with the prerequisite feigned humility, faces down, eyes withdrawn, voices low. It seems to be a brain injury, the older intern stated. Possibly an occlusion of the right interior carotid that’s causing a stroke, the younger intern chimed in. […]

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The Thyroid Cure By Michelle Corey

“Statistics show that there are roughly 15 million people in the US with autoimmune thyroid disease. Approximately 12.5 million of these have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and 2.5 million of these with Grave’s disease,” remarked author, Michelle Corey. The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck. It secretes thyroid hormones that control metabolism, including growth and energy […]

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“The Outsider” By Stephen King

Looking for mystery and suspense? Here is a review by Humanities Specialist from the Dallas Library that ought to stimulate your interest in the book titled, The Outsider by Stephen King. Terry Maitland is a respectable member of his community. He coaches little league, teaches English, and is an all-around family man. But when the desecrated body of an 11-year-old […]

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“Stop Kiss” By Diana Son

“This play may not be in every theater aficionado’s consciousness, but it deserves to be, and I can’t imagine not having this script close at hand,” said Catherine Ritchie, Adult Materials Selector at Dallas Public Library in her review of the book titled, Stop Kiss.” She summed up the book thus in one of her latest reviews: This play stars […]