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"Meanwhile There Are Letters"

It's about a passionate love affair carried out almost entirely through letters between two acclaimed authors. Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald already admired each other's writing before they bumped into each other at an Algonquin Hotel meeting of authors. They began writing letters to each other --hundreds and hundreds of them-- as a love affair developed between them over the following decade. They only met in person four other times, some of which were in the presence of Macdonald's abusive wife. 

Even after Macdonald developed Alzheimer's and was no longer able to write, Miss Welty continued to write him regularly for years until his death, sending the letters to a mutual friend to make sure they were read to Macdonald during one of his increasingly infrequent windows of lucidity. 

The story is told almost exclusively through the actual letters, with explanatory comments and context by leading biographers of the novelists. If you are a fan of Eudora Welty like I am, it's a wonderful insight into a side of her that isn't apparent from her published works. 

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Whoopi Goldberg's new book: If Someone Says "You Complete Me." RUN -- Can't put it down. It is so empowering and I am going to try and get a date with her when I am next in New York; requesting tickets to The View when she's there.

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The Rosie Project

Very amusing novel and fast read.

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Drudge Report

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"The Last Season" by Stuart Stevens.

The author reconnects with his 95-yearold father by re-living their shared love of going to college football games together in his childhood. It makes a guy think about the relationship he had with his dad, and although the author has no children, it made me think about my own relationship with my son.

It's a quick and delightful read, which I might not have even looked at if I weren't acquainted with the author.

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"War of the Gods" Z. Sitchin Thanks ZZ you made me dustoff one of my old favorites.

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"Forum Rules". NO COMMENT I may get put in "timeout".

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@njny: Amen to that.

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thanks BLT--i've been thru some hell and back experiences; i'm a determined survivor and i have fought my own way back a few times now. as i told my BFF (god we've known each other 35 years!)--i'd rather admit something is wrong and DO something about it rather than pretend in silent misery.

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