For people who know the story, a person’s collection expresses a part of their personality long after they are gone. … More The Personal Patina of Book Collections
There’s really something in the air here in Blue Hill. Coincidences, happy accidents, call them what you may, you just can’t make this stuff up. Longtime Blue Hill friend, Bob Slaven, keeps his eye out for Emilie Loring books. Together, we are trying to complete the Blue Hill Public Library’s collection–or at least, the stories … More You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
Glasses clinked, toasts were pronounced, and even a few hummingbirds took a sip to celebrate Emilie Loring’s 152nd birthday! Think about it: When Emilie was born, there were only 38 states, and Andrew Johnson was President. She lived from Reconstruction through World War I, Prohibition, the stock market crash and Great Depression, World War II, … More A Toast to Emilie Loring!
Many of us love Emilie Loring’s books, because we see ourselves in them. We share her gumption in striving toward a vision, her belief in the best and her sunshiny outlook. This post is dedicated to Ellen Jenken, the creator of a wonderful Emilie Loring garden and the inspiration for our annual tea, with a … More Love Shared Is Love Multiplied
Here’s a funny coincidence: I Take This Man comes out as an e-book the same week that my daughter will take her wedding vows. The cover says, “Can mistakes be undone?” but there are none of those here. We’re all happy as can be, secure that they have chosen well in each other! It’s definitely … More I Take This Man
As I re-stained my wooden deck yesterday, I listened to podcasts about book publishing. Apparently, one of the trends for 2018 is “chick lit”–the print counterpart to “chick flicks.” My first thought was that Emilie Loring’s newly-re-issued novels could benefit. (Are you keeping track? Five are now out as e-books.) My second thought was that … More Chick Lit? Romantic Comedy? Literature?
Before you are a moment older, think about what you have that holds someone’s story. … More Part II: The Histories We Keep, the Stories We Share