Monthly Archives: July 2014

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The Good Women of China, Hidden Voices by Xinran, translated by Esther Tyldesley; 2002; $13.00; 243 pages; Anchor Books, New York, NY; Memoir; 1-4000-3080-3; purchased from, selection of International Reading Society; 7/21/14-7/24/14 Xinran was a radio programme presenter in the mid 90’s in China who had a program that allowed the women of China to call […]

Watch what you say

The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale; 1945; $9.41; 127 pages; Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, IL; fiction; purchased on ebay for $9.41; 7/20/14-7/21/14 I have read this book many times and it always resonates with me, sometimes in different ways.  As I read it this time I was reminded of the Mark Twain quote, ” Patriotism is […]

The baby is 14 next month

It Could Happen to You, Diary of A Pregnancy and Beyond by Martha Brockenbrough; 2002; $12.95; 272 pages; Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MI; Memoir; 0-7407-2685-4; checked out from St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles, IL. through the Multnomah County Library InterLibrary Loan Program;7/18/14-7/20/14 Martha Brockenbrough, founder of SPOGG* wrote a funny and insightful account of […]

When I Am Gone

Every Thing On It, poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein; 2011; $19.99; 195 pages; Harper, New York, NY; 978-0-06-199816-4; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 7/18/14-7/18/14 A very funny book of more Shel Silverstein poems and drawing.  Something for everyone. Did I like it?  Yes,  I am looking forward to reading some of these […]

Remember but realize how things have changed

hurt, inside the world today’s TEENAGERS by Chap Clark; 2004; $16.99; 236 pages; Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI; 0-8010-2732-2; purchased at event in Portland, OR that Chap spoke at 10 years ago;7/14/14-7/18/14 Chap Clark spent some time teaching and talking to high school students for a year to find out what the biggest issue facing those students. […]

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