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Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter was born in Texas in 1890. Her mother died when she was just a child and her father, overwhelmed, dumped his daughter on relatives. So it’s not surprising that Katherine did her best to run away from … Continue reading

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Letters and Books

“The Guersney Literary Club and Potato Peel Society” is a book about the bonding powers of letters and books. The story: writer Juliet Ashton is contacted by Dawsey Adams of The Guersney Literary Club and Potato Peel Society asking for … Continue reading

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About Eleanor Roosevelt

“Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady” by Susan Quinn. This book describes the relationship that Eleanor Roosevelt had with the journalist Lorena Hickok. It’s a story about sharing. And about the need to be loved. … Continue reading

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My Friend Mona

Even when she was sitting down, Mona was a moving picture.  Her presence commanded attention.  Mona was beautiful, had style and was intelligent. The last time I saw her was when she came to Rome for a post G8 anti-global … Continue reading

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Jeanne Duval, the Naughty Flower

Born in Haiti, Jeanne Duval moved to Paris in her early 20s. Dark and exotic, she work in theaters and cabarets and fascinated men with her raw sexuality. For awhile Jeanne was lovers with the photographer Nadar. But it was … Continue reading

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