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Two titles by Richard Russo: one new, one classic

Two titles by Richard Russo: one new, one classic

Elsewhere:  A Memoir           Some mothers have become famous for  their  obsessive connection to their sons; Sara Delano Roosevelt, for example, in her relationship to her adored Franklin.  But the bond that existed between NY Times best-selling author Richard  Russo and his mother extended a lifetime and beyond the physical severing of the umbilical cord


Fall non-fiction, available at the library

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed The author of this book, Cheryl Strayed, was wild with rage, anger and pain following the loss of her mother, who succumbed to cancer at age 45. Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fractured family that constantly moved from one shabby place to


Still time for a little summer reading

These recent releases are available at libraries throughout the East Bay. Visit yours or place a hold online at ‘Mrs. Kennedy and Me’ By Clint Hill When Clint Hill, FBI agent, was assigned as Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal bodyguard upon her husband’s election to the presidency, he was not happy. Anticipating a continuous whirlwind

Organize your ‘sensory’ child

“Sensory” children—those who may be rigid, anxious or distracted, and may or may not have another related diagnosis—are faced with some special and unique challenges when it comes to organizing themselves for school and other activities. Carolyn Dalgliesh, a local author, professional organizer, and mother of a sensory child, has written a book, “The Sensory

The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council co-hosts the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration this weekend at Glen Park. Here, members of the tribe lead a drumming circle at Melville Ponds Campgrounds back in February.

Portsmouth 375th Pow-Wow this weekend

PORTSMOUTH — It will be a weekend full of Native American drumming, singing, storytelling and more when the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration comes to Glen Park. Co-hosted by the Portsmouth 375th Committee, the Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council and the Portsmouth Rotary Club, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday