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Amanda Holmes
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reader, writer, lover of books
reader, writer, lover of books

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when ideological passions go on a rampage
I'm reposting this from my previous blog The Irrelevance of Hope - because I have mixed feelings about Junot Diaz.  his recent brave article about being raped as a child have given rise to allegations that he has also been sexually abusive.   Perhaps what w...
when ideological passions go on a rampage
when ideological passions go on a rampage
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This blog is going dark -
It's a new era.  Please visit and follow my new blog on what we're reading and what we're writing: The Next Book... at nextbookbyamandaholmes.blogspot.com
This blog is going dark -
This blog is going dark -
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#metoo: Reading Helen Garner and Kristen Roupenian
Heading to the Women's March on Washington Over the last several weeks, in the wake of  #metoo and the endless slew of sexual harassment allegations in the news, I found myself turning to a book by Australian writer Helen Garner.  The First Stone is a work ...
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The Irrelevance of Hope
The Irrelevance of Hope
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AND SO WE WRITE ON...
on the road again It's been over a year since I posted on this blog.  I thought it was time to go dark since I had moved beyond it.  I had published one novel, and was busily finishing a second - and the second was in the hands of a new and capable agent wh...
AND SO WE WRITE ON...
AND SO WE WRITE ON...
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ONE MINUTE IN THE BIDART MARKET
The cheese man is packing his parasol into a grey canvas sleeve.  The olive man is talking to the fois gras man and we in the cafe underneath the trees talking to each other. We are drinking rose.   Francois writes his postcards. Rozzie is annoyed at Rilke ...
ONE MINUTE IN THE BIDART MARKET
ONE MINUTE IN THE BIDART MARKET
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The Irrelevance of Hope
The Irrelevance of Hope
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A LITTLE MIDSUMMER MAGIC
Mechanicals and Fairy kings My dear friend Charlie Weber just sent some photographs he'd taken of our Midsummer Nights Dream party this year. I feel compelled to share them - as well as a few others taken over the years, since we've had so many summer celeb...
A LITTLE MIDSUMMER MAGIC
A LITTLE MIDSUMMER MAGIC
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WONDERING WHAT TO READ THIS SUMMER? MAYBE I CAN HELP!
So what have you been reading? I love it when somebody asks me that question - or when I can ask that question and hear some interesting answers. Although I  won't be on holiday myself until late August when I'll visit my dear friend Noreen in Biarritz,  I'...
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THE GRACKLES ARE COMING
Our tree before it became a mob scene A little downy woodpecker used to hop down the tree trunk in front of our terrace. He was on his way to a hanging log of birdseed which we'd hung on a branch. It was meant only for birds like him, because it included ho...
THE GRACKLES ARE COMING
THE GRACKLES ARE COMING
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