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March 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Looking Homewards

You can go home again. I don’t very often. I wasn’t that fond of growing up in the boxy Washington, D.C. suburbs. When I was there, I was always burning to be somewhere else: India,  Japan, Hawaii, Cambridge,  (never New York, but that’s perhaps because I already had an aunt there and it was known […]

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July 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Looking Homewards, Time and Place

Novelist Margaret Murray evokes a well-known place, envisioned in memory, in this excerpt from her upcoming novel, Dreamers. I had my own dream and it began in Pittsburgh, the city where I was born and grew up. What was it like to grow up then? Rivers and hills surrounded me.  Hills were everywhere, hills were […]

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