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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin
Jan 30, 2015 2:25 pm
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If you've ever browsed the gift shop of a California state park, historical site, or museum, you've seen Malcolm Margolin's work. Books published by ... More
Clarifying the Process of Canonization
Jan 26, 2015 3:01 pm
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Thank you to all the readers who have commented on my... More
Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement
Jan 20, 2015 8:44 pm
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As expected, last week's announcement by Pope Francis that he intends to canonize the Franciscan missionary Junípero Serra later this year has drawn sharp reactions... More
Pope Francis to Canonize Father Junípero Serra
Jan 15, 2015 11:29 am
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Reuters, ... More
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
Dec 8, 2014 3:16 pm
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I love this time of year, not because of the holidays per se, but because I get to buy tons of books without feeling guilty about it. Over the next couple of weeks... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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