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Grayton Beach, April 2017

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 Courtney, Claire, Sophia and I left Euclid around 6:30AM. Easy drive to Decatur Alabama arriving around 5:30 PM. Listened to the entire S-Town podcast for 8 hours straight.  Fantastic!!  Save it for your next long drive … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons; Claire Fuller

A young co-ed falls in for her older professor and eventually marries and has children with him.  British novel goes back and forth from the present when the older man is dying and the relationship between the husband and the … Continue reading

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Smoked Sausage Cassoulet

Smoked Sausage Cassoulet In Good Time, 123 Slow Cooker recipe – Weight Watchers 2 bacon slices 2 cups chopped onion 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black … Continue reading

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Saint Mazie; Jami Attenberg

The story of Mazie in the early 1900’s. A ticket window clerk on the lower east side of Manhattan. Told from entries of her diary and recollections from different people who knew her. Enjoyable read.  PJH rating: ****1/2

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Purple Cole Slaw

This is my Mom’s iconic purple cole slaw that I made a week or so ago for the first time. Simply the best. We traditionally have it with grilled turkey and corn on the cob in the summer.  My Mom … Continue reading

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The Nightingale; Kristin Hannah

The Nazi’s take over Paris during WW2 and two sisters join the resistance.  One helping fallen soldiers cross the border and another taking in orphaned children.  Interesting history but melodramatic and sappy writing. PJH rating: ***1/2

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Mohsin Hamid

A young Pakistani fresh out of Princeton joins a cut throat NYC firm.  9/11 happens into his first year which makes him question his motives.  Told from flash back as he is being questioned by an American in Pakistani – … Continue reading

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