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Gilion Dumas
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Portland, Oregon trial lawyer and Rose City Reader book blogger
Portland, Oregon trial lawyer and Rose City Reader book blogger

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Join us for Book Beginnings on Fridays (which start posting now). #bookbeginnings   #Friday56   #openingsentence   #amreading  

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"[Oregon] public schools spend over $396,000 a year for each 30-student classroom. Subtract the average teacher salary plus benefits of some $85,000, and Oregonians should ask where the additional $300,000-plus is going before even thinking about raising taxes on anyone."

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"Dr. Howard Archie had just come up from a game of pool with the Jewish clothier and two traveling men who happened to be staying overnight in Moonstone."

-- The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather. I've been swept up in this story of Thea Kronborg, the daughter of Swedish immigrants in a small prairie town in Colorado who aspires to become an opera singer.

The Song of the Lark was published in 1915 but reads like contemporary historical fiction. It should be more popular.

#bookbeginning   #openingsentence   #willacather  

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Julia Laughlin, Author, "The River and The Sea". Julia talks about: When is enough enough? How does someone go about healing from thirty years of deep pain? How does she begin to forgive and to trust again?

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"Accompanied by a clowder of hungry cats, I made for the kitchen. Coffee and cat food, my morning routine, only today it was a little later than usual."

Cat's Paw by Mollie Hunt. This third Crazy Cat Lady mystery finds our cat loving amateur sleuth Lynley Cannon volunteering at the Cloverleaf Animal Sanctuary in the San Juan Islands -- and trying to prove she didn't commit a double homicide!

Cat's Eyes and Copy Cats are the first two books in this must-read, cat-themed cozy series set in the Pacific Northwest.

#TeaserTuesday  

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Private institutions do not like to be accused of allowing sex abuse of their children. Groups like the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America defend themselves against sex abuse claims by arguing they were ignorant what was happening or were fooled by their employees and volunteers who abused the children.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are trying a new defense. They are relying on the Bible to defend themselves against sex abuse allegations.

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