Carol Braig

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Kelly Corrigan's Ode To Motherhood Is One You'll Want To Pass On To Your Friends

I first “met” Kelly Corrigan when four million of you did, back in 2008, when her video “Transcending,” where she read an essay about women's friendship, went viral on YouTube. It was a five-minute, seven-second ode to those who are there to catch us when we stumble and fall.<p>The essay was printed …

Langston Hughes: A Life Dreamed in Letters

When I think of Langston Hughes at pivotal moments in his life, I think of my favorite photographs of him, such as the one with him in a jacket, tie, and rather urbane looking fedora. That is the way I imagine him looking when he returned to Harlem from his travels to discover that his play <i>Mulatto</i> …

Leila Meacham's Somerset Is a Must-read for Fiction Lovers

Just when you think the winter blahs have gotten the best of you, a novel comes along that makes you want to hole up in your house and read and read and read. Such a novel is Leila Meacham's stirring saga <i>Somerset</i>. This book has it all -- romance, ambition, passion, family secrets and more. It …

This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 3, 2014

From a look at the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the life of the American poet E.E. Cummings.<p><b>Karate Chopby Dorthe Nors</b><p>When …

“The image of one thousand pounds of cheese being relinquished for a single bulb is too fantastic to be fiction.” A look at Holland’s legendary tulip bubble, which burst today in 1637: http://tpr.ly/1fUsaCU.

Everything Happens for a Reason (Or Does It?)

When I picked reads three and four for this year's 52 books in 52 weeks, I wasn't really thinking that they'd have anything to with one another; they were merely two books I wanted to read. The first is Malcolm Gladwell's latest, <i>David and Goliath</i>, and the second was Allison Winn Scotch's <i>The Theory</i> …