Why Book Clubs Are a Gift

By Barbara Whitney

by Barbara Whitney I have been a member of five book clubs around the world.  Starting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, then moving back to Baltimore, Maryland and then overseas to Hanoi, Vietnam. Now  I am a member of two book clubs in Pike County.  Living overseas or transitioning back to the USA, is challenging without a … Read More

Writing About War

By Lucian Truscott IV

by Lucian Truscott IV It was November of 2003.  This country had invaded Iraq seven months previously, and I was sent over to “cover” the “war” by Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.  I flew into Kuwait on British Airways and caught a flight on an Air Force C-130 to BIAP, Baghdad International Airport, … Read More

Bring Your Book-Loving Self!

By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris Have you ever thrown a pot-luck dinner? It goes something like this: you tell all your friends to, please, bring a dish – a favorite dish – one they really wanna share; and yes, you tell them, to please bring wine, and yes, of course, seltzer and/or bubbly water, and yes, yes, … Read More