the witch of lime street

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The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher (Crown Publishers, 2015) The 1920s may elicit feelings of nostalgic glamour, but it was a time of emotional desperation for a country recovering from the enormous losses World War I. It’s no wonder that…

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the cauliflower by nicola barker

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Sri Ramakrishna is a guru, perhaps godly and wise or maybe just desperate and crazy. Hriday, the guru’s caretaker, seems to think the latter but insists his uncle is the former – convincing the reader this story is really worth listening to. I’m not so certain. Barker’s new novel has…

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dance research – now an article and a presentation!

I’ll be wrapping up my research on the information needs of dance faculty this year! I first wrote about it when I transcribed the interviews and developed a resource list – organizations, journals, websites, and tools that were mentioned by at least one dance faculty. The article has been accepted…

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the blue jackal

The Blue Jackal by Shobha Viswanath with illustrations by Dileep Joshi Viswanath’s retelling of The Blue Jackal is in rhyme, making it enjoyable to read aloud. Children can search for Juno the jackal on each page, who becomes blue after falling in a vat of Indigo. The other animals, who…

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