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Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Wonder That’s Keeping the Stars Apart

On a clear October night in 1847, a young woman stood alone on a Nantucket rooftop while her family and friends remainedView full post »

I’m Not Meryl Streep

Married fifteen years today, and here’s the thing I believe has made my long-suffering husband’s marriage toView full post »

She Began to Sing to Me

The wisdom of a mother’s song remains a mystery, until her daughter makes it her own. In writing The River Witch,View full post »

What She Would Have Said

This photo of a solemn little woman was sent to me by a cousin. “This is Granny Hyde,” she said. I sit andView full post »