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“Occasional, short, italicized paragraphs . . . with undercurrent of menace, gives . . . powerful and immediate tone,” says reviewer in Times Literary Supplement of The Mirador, dreamed memories of her mother.

It struck home with me as what I’d like to do with my various books in the hopper, in the writing of which I find myself bored.  If I’m bored, how will the reader feel? I ask myself.  The reviewer speaks of what the writer inserted.  Some possibilities here, as of now only dimly imagined.

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