Fall leaves appear on our horizon and we're bringing Gustav
Klimt's painting of Adele to our front page. It gets
us in the mood for apple cider, pumpkins, crisp fall days and
reading a newly
launched book from Little, Brown & Company:The
Dogs of Babel. Dede Bergen reviews it for us.
Our two summer fiction competitions provided us with great seaside
reading and we were pleased to include John
Ravenscroft as this
year's winner of The Storycove Fiction Award.
and educator Noy
Holland acted as this year's fiction judge for The
Ten Ten Award for Fiction and she chose Maria
D. Headley as the winning writer.
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did not know where a suitcase was, he disliked to pack, he needed
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Flannery O'Connor, circa 1947