Category Archives: Local Authors

Books for Kids: The Best Gift Ever

My home is overflowing in books. Each member of our household, save the dog, has lots of books and a true aversion for clearing out the shelves (or stacks…). Even so, there’s always room for more! What follows are some … Continue reading

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Books as Escape: Giveaway

Congrats to Steph and Daria! I’m currently finishing Nicole Blades’ new novel The Thunder Beneath Us, and it’s been a great escape from, well, real life. Following Best, the main character, through her personal drama –familial, romantic and work — is … Continue reading

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Pass the Lipstick, I Need Some For My Teeth.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephanie and Cynthia! We were able to give away TWO sets of these books thanks to the generosity of Anna Sandler of Instructions for my Husband! Desperate for a great read? Check out the links at the … Continue reading

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Local and Consumable Gifts for Grown-Ups

Do adults really have to give each other gifts for the holidays? Well, no, they don’t. Being a grown-up means not HAVING to do anything you don’t want to do, right? And feeling an obligation to give a gift kind … Continue reading

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Montclair’s Pamela Redmond Reads from *The Possibility of You*

On Thursday night I rushed out the door to get to Watchung Booksellers for Pamela Redmond’s reading and book signing for her new novel The Possibility of You.  Although I arrived late, I still had the chance to enjoy hearing … Continue reading

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For Mothers of all Kinds: The Possibility of You

Congratulations to….Emily! You will receive Pamela Redmond’s The Possibility of You in the mail!  Montclair can add another feather to its literary cap! Written in the interwoven style of The Hours, Pamela Redmond’s new novel, The Possibility of You, travels back … Continue reading

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Lee Siegel Wants Us to Shake The Sillies Out

While dropping off my children at pre-school, I occasionally have conversations with Lee Siegel, a cultural critic and author of the recent Are You Serious? How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly.  His son goes to … Continue reading

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Road-Trip Reading from Debra Galant

“I glanced in the mirror and saw my opening.  I was in the far left-hand lane, but managed to cross three lanes at once and slam to a stop on the shoulder.  Horns blared, and the [children’s] cries in the … Continue reading

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Honoring the Wounded

Amid the joy of a three (or four!) day weekend with a promise of hot, mostly sunny days, it can be difficult to remember that the reason we have this unofficial start to summer is to pause and honor those who … Continue reading

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The Glory of Montclair

Not a timid title.  And maybe that’s why this copy that the previous owner of our home left behind is worth at least $70 plus $3.99 in shipping.  It says so on Amazon, so it must be true.  Still, it’s … Continue reading

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