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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Find Love and Belonging in Isabel Allende’s In the Midst of Winter

“I never try to give a message in my books. It’s about living with characters long enough to hear their voices and let them tell me the story. Sometimes I would love to have a happy ending, and it doesn’t happen because the character or the story leads me in another direction.” ~Isabel Allende In …

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How to Reclaim Conversation with 21st Century Friendships

Reclaim Conversation With Books in Your 21st Century Friendships

A few years ago, I read a book called Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle. I teach an excerpt from this book in my English Composition course during our visual rhetoric unit. Students tend to identify with the truths Turkle articulates in this text. Some …

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