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The Trance of Scarcity

by Carol Haggas

Although she can now glibly refer to that time in her life as “Victoria’s Adventures in Hell,” the year in which the author endured a divorce, the death of her father, a major health crisis, relocation to a new city, and extended... Read More

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Letters to Kate

by Carol Haggas

Kate Franks Klaus arrived home at one o’clock on a November Saturday afternoon following a morning spent shopping at an art fair. One minute she was showing her husband the pottery bowls she’d bought, and then next minute she was... Read More

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The Courage Code

by Carol Haggas

Think of a self-determined woman and Oprah Winfrey might come to mind; a courageous woman, Rosa Parks; a powerful woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chances are you would not think of the woman next door, the owner of the local coffee shop,... Read More

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Hand in Glove

by Carol Haggas

A mythical African artifact, a series of diabolical murders, and a torrid love affair all come together like … well, like a hand in a glove … in this romantic mystery set in Atlanta’s entrepreneurial Black community. A weekend... Read More

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Chicago Noir

by Carol Haggas

Thank you, Al Capone. Forget the glittering architecture, the kaleidoscopic public gardens, and the urbane cultural attractions. Ever since Prohibition (at least), Chicago has been saddled with a reputation as the crime capital of the... Read More

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The Pen and The Key

by Carol Haggas

When Lucile McDonald and Zola Helen Ross founded the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) fifty years ago, they could not have imagined, although they assuredly hoped, that their fledgling organization would still be around in... Read More

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Howard Hughes

by Carol Haggas

It is nearly impossible to say the name Howard Hughes without prefacing it with the word “eccentric.” The man, after all, was as legendary for his mercurial temper, quixotic ambition, and dubious hygiene as he was for his... Read More

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The Best Travel Writing 2005

by Carol Haggas

For arguments sake, one could divide the world into non-travelers and travelers. Non-travelers are those for whom long lines at Homeland Security checkpoints are obstacle enough to keep them from venturing beyond safe and familiar... Read More

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