Phaedra Patrick

My Lucky Charm

I’ve had many lucky charms over the years, from a plastic music-box ballerina, to a cork from a champagne bottle, and several random pebbles. It’s funny how we can discover and imbibe objects (often found ones) with almost magical powers – to bring us luck, to make us feel better, even to help get that elusive… Read More »

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6 Perfect Books to Get Mom This Mother’s Day

If you think it’s strange that for Mother’s Day, most moms would really like a little time to themselves, then you’re probably not one yet. But kids, take heed, and give mom what she wants. Let her know that she’s done her job well, and you are fine to deal with things on your own… Read More »

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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  In this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern,… Read More »

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5 Charming Books About Unique, Unlikely Friendships

Who doesn’t love a good story filled with unconventional characters and unexpected friendships? It doesn’t matter what genre you prefer or what age you are—great stories about friendship tug the heartstrings and are sure to give all readers a feel-good high! Here are some wonderful classics, both old and new, that are sure to give you… Read More »

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