No Value in Complaining

I discovered Etty Hillesum years ago as I researched my Holocaust novel The Hamsa.  My cousin Mary Ann from Indiana suggested I read the diary Ms. Hillesum wrote prior to her incarceration and subsequent murder in Auschwitz in November 1943.  Titled An Interrupted Life, her complete diary was not published until 1986.  In it, she […]

Loon Lake

Although I lived many years at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in Holland Patent, NY, I have never seen a loon.  I read Loon Lake when E.L. Doctorow published it in 1980.  We lived in Upstate New York at the time, but I remember little about the book.  I do recall that I enjoyed […]