literature

Island People

A trip to New England sparked my interest in the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909). An early feminist, ecologist and architectural preservationist, Jewett wrote about the Maine country people she knew so well.  Her best known story—really a novella—“The...

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Missing: A Memoir

Missing: A Memoir

https://www.vimeo.com/729760337 One reader's review: "...a beautifully written portrait of a mother and her family. Spelman's examination of her mother's life is deeply poignant and will resonate with all readers who recognize--and perhaps struggle with---the...

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A Song of Peace for Their Land and For Mine

At an interfaith service for peace at a time of war, I heard this beautiful song, which I wanted to share with those of you who visit this website.  The song was written by Lloyd Stone in 1934, and is sung to the tune of “Finlandia.”  It is from the New Century...

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