Category Archives: Essays

On letter writing

Debra sent this beautiful essay to me, so I thought I would share it. It echoes much of what I feel about the art of letter writing, and of course, it is related to the book we are reading for … Continue reading

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Literature and Empathy

Here is a link to a nice short article on the power of literature in developing empathy toward others. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but good nonetheless. Enjoy. http://humanitiescenter.byu.edu/the-capacity-of-literature-to-develop-empathy/

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Ann Patchet Essays: May 2014 book selection

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett is our selection for May. Here is the description from Amazon: Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of  Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, … Continue reading

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