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Excerpt from Part III – “It’s Possible to Lead a Cow Upstairs but Not Down” – from The Wo…

  The taxi drove along Lexington Avenue to 42nd Street. His mother had always spoken about Justina as an angel. No photo of Justina survived. No photo of anything, even his mother and father’s wedding, had survived World War I. Julia’s descriptions of Justina had varied so much during the years that he could not(…)

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Excerpt from Part III — “In Paradisum” — The Woman Who ….

The room’s walls were painted pale pink. Julia was hooked up to various machines. Her usually hidden flesh-pink colostomy bag was clipped to the metallic bed frame, its lavender hose disappearing under the blanket. Beside it, also attached to the bed frame, a clear plastic deflated balloon into which bright yellow urine was dripping through(…)

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Remembering Cyla and Simon Wiesenthal on Valentine’s Day

The young married couple, Simon and Cyla Wiesenthal, became separated early in the war. Helped by the underground, she had been taken to various hiding places where she lived under false names. Arrested and deported, he became a prisoner in a sequence of concentration camps. At war’s end, through the grapevine, each learned that the other was dead — Simon by his own(…)

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Excerpt from Part III — “It’s Possible to Lead a Cow Upstairs But Not Down” – The Woman …

The taxi drove along Lexington Avenue to 42nd Street. His mother had always spoken about Justina as an angel. No photo of Justina survived. No photo of anything, even his mother and father’s wedding, had survived World War I. Julia’s descriptions of Justina had varied so much during the years that he could not help(…)

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THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE … – a favorite with Book Clubs

Photos: 1. Matisse in old age 2. Note from Matisse to Claude, the model whose life story is told in THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD 3. Claude in old age THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD has become a popular choice with Book Clubs. I shouldn’t be surprised since it’s tasty,(…)

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On James Joyce’s birthday, remembering a loyal father

Joyce’s birthday was always a family event. Following, a short excerpt from newly reissued (TMI Press) CLAIRVOYANT available now as a kindle or book, including a New Author’s Note. Despite being diagnosed as schizophrenic, Lucia’s father saw her as a genius like himself. Like a jewel I showed new and incompatible sides, which were breaking off(…)

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