Monthly Archives: December 2013

Book Club in Wareham, MA – Part 2

I’ve always loved book clubs and have been a member of several in different places where we’ve lived.  One of the pleasures for me of having a novel in print is talking to other readers, particularly in groups, about the … Continue reading

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10 Symptoms of Hypomania

“Hypomania?  That’s what we all want!” a consulting physician told me, her eyes twinkling.  It’s the mood state between mania and depression—and for many people, it’s the fun part. Hypomania’s “pleasant state is characterized by: 1.  Excessive exhilaration 2.  Increased … Continue reading

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Book Club Meeting–December 9, 2013

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night’s meeting of a Wareham, MA book group hosted by Janet McFarlin Memoli, my friend, flutist, reader and inspiring exercise teacher.  I am grateful for the group’s invitation; I love talking to book clubs! … Continue reading

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Mothers and Gardens

A recurring theme in Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate is gardens—gardens as places of pleasure, creativity, hard work and metaphors for aspects of our lives.  In the story’s epilogue, Clare Stone works in her long-dead mother-in-law’s garden, trying to … Continue reading

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