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The Old Mansion in Town

If the house could be said to have had a golden age, this was it.  The Phillips girls were all handsome and well dressed and they navigated the Walhonde High School social scene with aristocratic grace and confidence. In the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis

Before I read Main Street I would have confused Sinclair Lewis with Upton Sinclair.  Both of them American novelists of the early 20th century; both of them having written books that English teachers require their students to read and that nobody … Continue reading

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Book Review: Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis

Before I read Main Street I would have confused Sinclair Lewis with Upton Sinclair.  Both of them American novelists of the early 20th century; both of them having written books that English teachers require their students to read and that … Continue reading

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Inside The Cavern

As they neared the top of the hill they came out from under the forest and stood before a great rock face that arched back into the hillside like the end of some huge stadium.  Rachel stood now in the … Continue reading

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Inside the Cavern

As they neared the top of the hill they came out from under the forest and stood before a great rock face that arched back into the hillside like the end of some huge stadium.  Rachel stood now in the … Continue reading

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Waking in The Eifel Uplands

Rachel woke early and saw that the window beside her bed stood halfway open and a pitcher and basin and soap and towels had been put on the marble-topped dresser.   The long woolens she had bought yesterday in Brussels had … Continue reading

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(And now for) The Rest Of The Story

My last few posts have been segments from my novel in (very slow) progress.  If you’ve read these late posts, you may want to get a taste of what came before to familiarize yourself with the story and the characters.  … Continue reading

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Facing David Dunnigan

Rachel stood by the tall windows and looked out onto the river in the late twilight.  On this winter evening the river would remain grey as the sky until nightfall when it would shine black as the wet pelt of … Continue reading

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Another Passage From the Novel

This scene takes place after Rachel learns that she has unforeseen problems with the foundation of the old house she has undertaken to restore. “I can’t loan you any money on that old house, Rachel.” “You haven’t seen it, Mike. … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Posted on November 26, 2018by labeak52 Readers;  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have been working for quite some time on a novel that features a woman by the name of Rachel Thompson as the … Continue reading

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