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Campbell, CA

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July 8, 2013

Name a favorite children's book.

I love Beverly Cleary's Ramona series. As a child, I loved Ramona and identified with so many of her misadventures. Today, I read them as stories of an entire family, and marvel at Cleary's honest and compelling depiction of a whole range of all-ages themes through Ramona's eyes.

Name a favorite author, or two, or three...

Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou

Name a favorite fictional character.

Morgaine (Morgan Le Fay) in Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon -- strong, complex, morally ambiguous and yet consistently sympathetic

Name a favorite historic figure

Emma Goldman -- she had ambitious, often outrageous, ideas, and a fascinating life story

Name a favorite movie.

Gosford Park -- like a good book, I can experience it over and over and always find something new to notice and appreciate.


I'm a book lover and sometimes college instructor living in the South Bay. I tend to favor books by contemporary women writers from varied cultural backgrounds. Most recently, I finished Anita Amirrezvani's Equal of the Sun.

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