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Compelling Parent Figures in Literature
Readers Write

Compelling Parent Figures in Literature

Parents influence their kids, their friends, other parents, other parents’ kids. What parents do or don’t do in literature impacts readers, too. From entertaining to self-sacrificing, overbearing to absent, parent figures in literature can change your view of a story, and maybe even your view of parenting! In this month’s Reader’s Write, we asked: Which literary parent figure is most compelling to you, and why? […]

Who Would You Invite to Dinner?
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Who Would You Invite to Dinner?

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

The right dinner guest can make an evening meal more entertaining and, sometimes, even provide life lessons for a family. Sarah Smiley decided to invite a different person to dinner each week for the year her Navy husband was deployed. But it was the night she and her three young sons were unexpectedly invited to dine with a couple at an assisted living center that made her realize how much a dinner invitation can change the way you see the world. […]

New Storylines or Genres for Favorite Authors
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New Storylines or Genres for Favorite Authors

What new storyline or genre would you like to see your favorite author write next? A love story by Stephen King? A dystopian YA novel by Danielle Steel? Bestselling authors tend to focus on their primary genre for good reasons, but if they did break the mold, what do you think would be the most interesting switch for your favorite author and why? […]