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Out of the Shadows: A Q & A with novelist Joanne Rendell

September 7, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Out of the Shadows (NAL Trade, 2010) is my friend and colleague Joanne Rendell’s third novel. Each of her books is beautifully written; their stories are rich and engaging and all touch upon some aspect of friendship. In this most recent book, Clara Fitzgerald is the protagonist whose recent losses have set her adrift, personally [...]

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Women’s Book Groups: Not only about the book

October 18, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Even though technology enables women to connect online, it can’t substitute for the face-to-face friendships that steep over a cup of tea or a conversation about a good book. Local book groups (also called reader groups) offer women an opportunity to get together in a cozy setting to talk, to think, to feel, and to [...]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of Crossing Washington Square

September 6, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A chick lit author hits her stride~ Once I started reading Joanne Rendell‘s new novel, Crossing Washington Square, I had a hard time putting it down. This gripping book tells the story of two strong women, both of them faculty in the English Literature Department of Manhattan U. The story takes the protagonists-polar opposites in [...]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of The Professors’ Wives’ Club

October 23, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

One of the things that turns acquaintances into close friends is the sharing of a common bond between them. The Professors’ Wives’ Club revolves around four women, so different from one another that they might even appear unlikely as friends. But they share the unique connection of living in faculty housing (three of them faculty [...]

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