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Vertical: Passion and Pinot on the Oregon Wine Trail
On June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you loved the novel Sideways by Rex Pickett or saw the movie of the same name, you know the story of Miles, a frustrated novelist, and his devil-may-care buddy Jack. In Sideways, Miles and Jack go on a road trip to explore the California Wine Country. Jack’s about to get married and wants a […]

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When Breath Becomes Air #bookreview #memoir
On June 13, 2017 | 1 Comments

Yes, this is primarily a blog about fiction, but every now and then I gravitate toward memoir. This one is short, sweet, and too lovely not to share. I knew this would be a tough read. As a neurosurgery resident, Paul Kalanithi was looking forward to graduating when he learned he had lung cancer. It’s not a spoiler […]

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The Queen of the Night #bookreview #fiction #opera #historical
On June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee is a tale of an opera singer, told in an operatic style. A work of fiction that includes real historical figures, The Queen of the Night features Lilliet Berne, an opera singer with a powerful but delicate voice. She is given an opportunity to perform an original role, […]

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