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REVIEW of Susan Wittig Albert’s forthcoming novel: “A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses”(0)

July 26, 2013

A Little House In October of this year you’re in for a treat when Susan Wittig Albert’s historical novel “A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and their Little Houses” hits the stands. It’s  a tour de force. With great skill she marshals an exhaustive store of research into a gripping narrative  that compellingly […]

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“Beasts of the Southern Wild”: Fierce and Tender

“See this movie,” a friend texted. So, I did. Afterwards, walking through the lobby, my companion asked me “So, what do you think?” “Fierce and tender.” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was made with courage and love. It took the Sundance and the Cannes Film Festivals by surprise and by storm. Conceivably this may be […]

“Rise of Planet of the Apes,” reviewed by Judy Tart

Here’s an informal review of of the suspense/thriller/animation film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” by my friend Judy Tart. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. –Janet *** *** *** “Rise of Planet of the Apes,” –the prequel” to “Planet of the Apes”–is far more than what one might think. The premise […]

Why Susan Tweit reads Riehlife

Looking back at my drafts from the past, I found these encouraging comments from Susan Tweit, noted author, blogger, and friend. We met through Women Writing the West and Story Circle Network. Susan Tweit writes: Riehlife nurtures connections. I think of Riehlife as a tapestry woven of the many voices you meet and hear and […]


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