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Jill
Phoenix, AZ
Voracious reader, intrepid reviewer, and evangelist for sourcing all things local.
Interests: Family & Friends, Reading, Knitting, Lectures, Documentary Film, Author Events, Booksignings, Indie Bookstores, Indie Film, Festivals, Slow Food.
Recent Activity
I've been asked to sit on a panel tomorrow night in Fountain Hills, AZ. The Fountains United Methodist Church is graciously hosting a question and answer session they are calling "A Community Forum on Islam". In preparing what I might contribute, I began thinking how damaging stereotypes can be and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Desert Dust
Any book billed as a "literary detective tale" is guaranteed to get me to pick it up. I had high hopes for Proust's Overcoat, the latest work by Lorenza Foschini (Investigation at Millennium's End), but for me it failed to deliver on multiple fronts. The book tells the true story... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Desert Dust
It is common to assume that the sand in Iraq is the same as beach sand, the gritty, dense sand of the Florida or Texas coastlines. It's not like that at all...the sand of Iraq is like talcum powder. And it covers everything with a filmy veil. From the moment... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Desert Dust
Last week, I took some time off writing for a business trip to Rhode Island. The flights out and back provided me with an excellent opportunity to knock off a few more titles from my purge list. I was able to finish a couple of back issues of The New... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Desert Dust
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