The High Hour

People clasp their straw tote and canvas bags and scurry like field mice to the safety of their hotels; the sand weighs down their run up the boardwalk.

Back Page: June 2003

Field-Tested Books: Summer Reading 2003 Matt, Thought that as a book lover you might find this interesting. http://www.coudal.com/reading.php For Coudal Partners' "Field-Tested Books: Summer Reading 2003," our 25 contributors reviewed books they read in various locations, some exotic, some mundane. The reviews are sorted by location, i.e. where the books were read, and each one

Kimberley Snow

Kimberley Snow

"Writing, like meditation, can be a path for developing compassion as well as bringing things up into consciousness. Something about picking up the pen, or letting my fingers just sort of dance over the keyboard, helps to by-pass the normal busy mind and take me somewhere else."

Iris Chang

Iris Chang

"Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another. But it usually does whenever the economic crisis reaches its peak."

“I read all year around.” –June 1, 2003

Summer reading as a category seems to me to be as legitimate as greeting-card holidays like Valentine's and Mother's Day. Graybeard Norman Mailer had it right when he was asked about his summer reading, "I read all year around." Despite this sensibility, that one would hope is shared by at least a few people, some

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