May 28, 2014
I was sitting in a kid's program with Lorelai at our local library today when I received a text from my friend, Becca:
"Maya Angelou passed away."
I'm sitting amongst a group of happy children and singing parents that have no idea that this world is less one amazing...
April 17, 2014
And the world loses another great.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at the age of 87 after a long illness.
In his honor, I will be putting down The Goldfinch for the time being and finally get around to reading One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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July 31, 2012
Today, we say goodbye to a sweet, kindly, talented woman... an author who made the green hills of Ireland and the humor of it's people come alive for so many readers.
The author of such beautiful stories as Tara Road and Circle of Friends, Maeve Binchy left us at 72,...
May 8, 2012
"Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so."
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
Beloved children's author, Maurice Sendak, died today at age 83, due to complications from a recent stroke.
The New York Times does a better job of spotl...
February 27, 2012
For most people who grew up within the past 50 years, the name Jan Berenstain likely brings up some fond memories.
Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the popular children's book series The Berenstain Bears, passed away Friday shortly after suffering a strok...
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