• 7 Favorite Books from 2017

    7 Favorite Books from 2017

    It has been a challenging year, but we all got through it, didn’t we? And there were lots of good things that happened. In December I learned that Kylie’s Ark: The Making of a Veterinarian had been chosen as a Kirkus Best Indie Book of 2017. I am enormously gratified at how this book just […]

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone, Richard Preston

October 16, 2014: News helicopters followed the ambulance that transported Nina Pham, the Texas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus, from the Frederick Municipal Airport to an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. Escorted by police

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Water Pipe

Milk House Water

The road split our farm in half, house on one side, barn on the other. Crossing was a dangerous game. Lying in our beds at night, we would often hear the thump of body against machine, soft tissue crushed beneath hard rubber, and we knew some animal had passed to the other side […]

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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

When Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957, critics dismissed it as melodramatic, overwrought, and didactic. The dialogue, they said, was incredibly boring, repetitive, and long-winded. Characters launched into philosophical diatribes that had little to do with the action or scene

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