Monthly Archives: January 2010

A new video about SECRETS OF EDEN

Thanks to Random House, here is a new video about SECRETS OF EDEN.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GMU66zyiy8   Two things: 1)  The videography is terrific.  (Thank you Jacob and Pat and Kira.) 2)  When did I get so bald? Thanks for watching … Continue reading

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Couch potato among the gym rats

The other day when I was at Bristol Health and Fitness, I saw my friend John Vautier on the elliptical trainer — a stationary exercise machine that is easier on the joints than a Stairmaster or treadmill — and he … Continue reading

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Dogfight, no. Doggie detente, yes.

The other day, my 81-year-old father was walking Fluffy, his girlfriend’s dog. Fluffy is a mutt from the animal shelter but he has a lot of terrier in him. He may also have an attention deficit disorder, but that just … Continue reading

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Secrets of Eden among 10 books for 2010

The January 18 Boston Herald listed ten books that people are looking forward to in 2010. Among the titles? Secrets of Eden. I am honored to be on any list that also includes Howard Frank Mosher and Stieg Larsson.  Thanks, … Continue reading

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Rite of passage? Right of way.

When you last heard from Bridgette Bartlett in this column, it might have been when she was endeavoring to sing like Ariel, the Little Mermaid, pretending she had fins instead of legs while she sat on the dock by the … Continue reading

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Secrets of Eden — an excerpt

I’m happy to tell you that readers can now find an excerpt from “Secrets of Eden” on the novel’s page on the Random House web site – and that there are four short excerpts, introducing each of the four narrators.  … Continue reading

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The real God of fire

We’ve now reached that stage in the winter when each of my family’s four cats sits like the Sphinx, head up, paws straight before her, facing the wood stove as it heats the den, the kitchen and the library in … Continue reading

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