"Mother Nature" by Zoe Frederick
Why is “Mother Nature” a Woman?

A recurring character that transcends cultures, Mother Nature personifies the nurturing and replenishing qualities of the natural world.

My Magical, Insane Pregnancy
The Strangest Thing

The kicks and punches became so frequent that I couldn’t remember what it was like not to have a burgeoning person inside me.

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Book Review: Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
Pages: Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle

My grandmother introduced me to “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. “It was her favorite book,” I’d say, “and I was her favorite grandchild.”

Book Review: Marguerite Duras, The Lover
Pages: Marguerite Duras’ The Lover

Rejection is either an act or a state of being. Marguerite Duras explores both in “The Lover,” an autobiography that itself rejects conventional prose …