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Bookshelf

July Books Notable new releases, compiled by Sally Brewster of Park Road Books The Substitution Order, by Martin Clark Clark has been a good friend to our store for many years, so, honestly, we’d read his grocery list. Fortunately, he keeps turning out great novels that just keep getting better. Clark told us his approach to this book was to…

Southwords

A Kind of Grief a milestone birthday brings a rush of memories. By Susan S. Kelly This is the month that I turn 65. I suspect I’ll have a breakdown. I don’t put much store by birthdays typically. As a child, a July birthday meant that my friends were away on family vacations, so no one was around for a…

Simple Life

The Road to Happiness It’s an upward climb filled with twists and turns, but joy is in the journey. By Jim Dodson A dear friend phoned the other day just to say hello, a gifted young poet I hired many years ago as our organization’s first staff writer, who went on to become the senior editor of one of our…

In the Spirit

The Bare Necessities Keeping it simple keeps it delicious By Tony Cross Until recently, among the books in my possession that I’d barely started or hadn’t opened at all was Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. I adored the man, yet had not read his epic first book. One of the chapters, “How to Cook Like the Pros,” has Bourdain giving tips…