Word Mavens reveal ‘Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know’

Books, Local Life | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Joyce Eisenberg, 65, and Ellen Scolnic, 56, aka “The Word Mavens,” are area residents who have written three books, including one that was released Feb. 12, “Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know” (Quirk Press). They have also written many gently humorous, non-political essays about domestic slice-of-life events, sort of like the late syndicated […]

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‘Trees’ author at Hill Library on Jan. 16: Put down the little screen; look up at the giant trees

Books, Local Life | January 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady The assignment: to interview the author of three essential field guides on trees. If ever there was a legitimate excuse to ask the perennial interview question, ‘‘If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?’’ it’s now. So I asked Edward ‘Ned” Sibley Barnard, the author of “New York […]

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Former Hiller’s story collection has local flavor

Arts, Books | December 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In her 25 years of living on Ardleigh Street, former Hiller Edith Gallagher “Dee Dee” Boyd was able to gather plenty of inspiration for her later career as an author. After more than six years of writing short stories, about 25 of which have been published in various literary magazines, Boyd has […]

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‘Boomer1’ is yet another stunner by Mt. Airy novelist

Books | December 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear A few years ago I had the pleasure of reading two wonderful novels by Mt. Airy author Daniel Torday, “The Last Flight of Poxl West” and “The Sensualist,” which won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Both received absolutely rhapsodic reviews from major publications. Torday’s stories and essays have […]

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