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Boston Strong, and Massachusetts Remarkable

Boston Strong, and Massachusetts Remarkable

If Boston is anything to a writer, it is a city worth commemorating. As a native New Orleanian, born and bred, I can tell you that the popular motto “Boston Strong” seen and heard in the wake of the horrific 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was apt. Like New Orleans after...

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The Nautical Background of Water Lessons

The Nautical Background of Water Lessons

New Orleans remains both a poor city and a major port. Boston continues to undergo rapid gentrification and has lost most of its identity as a port. Today Boston and New Orleans may seem like vastly different cities indeed, but for many generations this was not so....

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Why Debut Novels Are Unique

Why Debut Novels Are Unique

It is true that for most novelists, their first novel is not their greatest. You can probably say this about Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison, Hemingway, and scores of other greats. James Joyce and Walker Percy might be exceptions. But it is...

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