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Time Chords

by Lia Skalkos

World War II novels typically focus on Europe. Few look at the anti-Semitism that existed in other parts of the world at the time. Peter Simon Karp’s fictionalized memoir, "Time Chords", is an exception. The protagonist of Karp’s... Read More

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Laughter Is the Best Medicine

by Lia Skalkos

“Architects cover their mistakes with vines; doctors with soil.” This is just one of the many pithy jokes that appear in the book Laughter Is the Best Medicine: Medical Epigrams of J.H. Goldfuss. Packaged in a canary-yellow cover... Read More

Book Review

The Monks and Me

by Lia Skalkos

“Death can be a destabilizing force,” Mary Paterson writes. “And when it touches you closely, you must somehow discover a way to find and rebuild your secure home.” When Paterson’s mother dies, she turns to yoga and meditation... Read More

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Brazilian Journal

by Lia Skalkos

There is an irony to moving: while the primary change seems to be an external one, it is often the subtle, internal one that is the most profound. The more exotic the locale, the more exotic the inner change. Canadian poet P.K. Page... Read More

Book Review

A Silence of Mockingbirds

by Lia Skalkos

Sometime around 2 a.m. I finally put down Karen Spears Zacharias’s A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder. Still, sleep would not come. My mind kept returning to the characters and the events, searching for understanding.... Read More

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