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Excerpts from “At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories”

Last week I posted an interview with Betsy and Mark Blondin, author/editors of At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories. This week, they share with you some excerpts from their book.   “…home is wherever I can find a moment to … Continue reading

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At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories

– Author Interview by Sarah White –  Who are today’s “expats”? What motivates people to leave their homes, family, and friends to immerse themselves in unfamiliar places, learn foreign languages, and get to know new people? Betsy and Mark Blondin, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Wasted,” by Marya Hornbacher

Can Madness write a book? That was the question that led me to Wasted, a memoir about a young woman’s eating disorder. The question arose from a presentation at the recent Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative conference I attended in … Continue reading

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Book review: “Shimmering Images” by Lisa Dale Norton

In my recent “Flash Memoir” online workshop I was describing the micro-memories at the core of that short-form writing technique. A participant said, “Oh, that sounds like the ‘shimmering images’ Lisa Dale Norton’s book is about.” I liked the sound of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deborah Wilbrink, “Time to Tell Your Personal & Family History”

Deborah Wilbrink of Perfect Memoirs knows how to get to the story, and shares that skill with readers in Time to Tell Your Personal & Family History, which she published in January 2016. The book is equally useful to the personal historian or … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Om Namah…” by Kalyanii

Readers of True Stories Well Told who have read Kalyanii’s earlier essays will cheer, as I do, her accomplishment in publishing her novel Om Namah. Its straightforward categorization as “FICTION / Contemporary women” hides the deep and subtle interplay between … Continue reading

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Book review: “Second Wind” by Dr. Bill Thomas

I mentioned thought-leader/geriatrician Bill Thomas’ book Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life in a post earlier this month about “Bedside Books.” I’m ready to share a more complete review. Second Wind is fundamentally about … Continue reading

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