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Mary Ann McDonnell, the Word-Keeper


By Judie Rae

“I write to center myself, to encourage myself, to commune with the ecstasy and render meaning to things that may appear random," says the word-keeper. "It is where I learn from my habits, successes, disappointments, heartaches, and heartbreaks.”

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Books · Fashion & Beauty

Fabulous Fashion Books Newly Released in March


Not only does Spring signal a fantastic new fashion season, it also welcomes a slew of new and enticing fashion stories, histories, memoirs, and look books. Here are five fabulous books newly released this March that feature everything from break out stars in jewelry design to a behind-the-scenes look at New York Fashion Week.
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The Wednesday Five: Notable Books by Black Women


This past year was a great one for African-American women in letters. It was a year that saw triumph after triumph of literary mastery from Black women writers whose groundbreaking work and storytelling added much needed narratives and perspectives to our collective American history.
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The Wednesday Five: 5 Books on ‘Why We Love’


Today's Wednesday Five is dedicated to five essential books that help us understand the psychology of love and that offer thoughtful examinations of why we love. And perhaps more importantly than the "why," these books deliver beautiful perspectives on the necessity of love in our daily lives
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Books · Lifestyle

I’m a Jew in a Christmas Book


By Roz Warren

The one thing all these stories have in common is an enduring sense of Jewish identity. All of us have found that even as we encounter and embrace a diversity of traditions, we remain Jews. You can have a Christmas tree in your house, put on a Santa suit and distribute holiday gifts to the homeless, or delight in the gigantic illuminated rotating Frosty the Snowman on your neighbor’s roof and still be Jewish.

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