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Bookish

Getting Bookish

In the summer of 2017, Sara Bruns Putman recommended a book to her friend, Jennifer Batchelor Battles. This was not an uncommon occurrence, since…

BookReview

The Lying Game

By Ruth Ware Simon & Shuster | 384 pages | $25 I can’t help you with your vacation plans, but I can tell you…

HotDog

The Fingers of Giants

Family gatherings have always been an important part of my family’s tradition. I live far enough away that I don’t get to see them…

ChickenCoop

Chickie Needs a Coop

For years, Terri Burton, whose nickname is Chickie, raised flocks of free-range chickens, letting them have the run of her twenty-six-acre property in the…

BookReview

The Perfect Mother

By Aimee Molloy Harper | 317 pages | $28 If you’re a mom, you remember how mysterious the world of pregnancy is. How disarming…