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    Bridge Ladies Sometimes I think a meteor could strike the earth and wipe out mankind with the exception of my mother’s Bridge club — Roz, Bea, Bette, Rhoda, and Jackie — five Jewish octogenarians who continue to gather for lunch and Bridge on Mondays as they have for over fifty years. When I set out to learn about the women behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, and most of all the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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Let Your Heart Be Light

It’s that time of year when you might be wondering what to get that special agent, editor, or writer in your life.  Here are some suggestions (Kindles not included):

For him

 

For her


Yes you can!

From the Hemingway collection

Victorian Writing Desk

Edith Wharton's Pocket Watch

Gives new meaning to boxed set

Pen Holder

42 Responses

  1. But I REALLY want a Kindle… preloaded with this.

    • took the bait. Just ordered a copy of the new Forest for the Trees and a copy of Food and Loathing, presents for two of my closest friends.

  2. Didn’t a lot more thought go into the gift “For Her” than for the gift “For Him”??? lol

  3. A friend of mine received twenty 60-minute writing time coupons from her family last Hanukkah. She could hand one over, and have a whole hour in the Cone of Silence, No “Mom!” Zone.

    She admitted sometimes using them for naps, but that’s a part of the writing process, too. . . right?

  4. I asked for a Kindle this year with a little shame in my heart. I have a month long trip to a foreign country planned and I really don’t want to have to give my first born child to detla airlines to cover my baggage fees.

    It doesn’t count if you cheat in a foreign country RIGHT?

  5. Really love that item in the “For Her” collection. I’d be willing to pay top dollar for that one. 🙂

  6. But really, where would you put the stuffed bear?

  7. you know one thing or two about us girls, Betsy – that “for her” is the top :))

  8. Very festive font colours today, Betsy.

    I want one of those penholders. Do they come personalized? You know, so you can choose who to impale – the pen is mightier than the sword, indeed.

  9. I’d ask for Gabriel Byrne on the scooter…

  10. even the container for the mad men box set makes me want to smoke. awwww, sweet zippo fumes, how i miss thee.

  11. I’m hoping for a Chia Obama. Like the commercial says, what better way to show my patriotism?

  12. A lot of funny comments today! And I’m so embarrassed, but I don’t know who the man in the picture is. Apropos of nothing in particular, my brother has a terrific idea for a movie, and I’m going to write the screenplay! He already doesn’t like my interpretation of his vision, but so what, right? Because I’ve never written a screenplay and he’s hardly written anything. What have we got to lose! Yay!

  13. Yesterday I had my annual OB/GYN appt with a new doctor. She spent the entire invasion telling me how great her KIndle is — “You can download classics for free!! Now this will be a little cold …” — and how I should get one. Talk about your good times.

  14. I NEED that pen holder.

  15. Bonnie, I didn’t know who the man was either–he’s kind of cute whoever he is. I’ll take the Edith Wharton pocket watch–my WIP has all kinds of Edith Wharton references in it so it might be a good luck charm.

  16. Gabriel Byrne, yes please!

    Will be doling out Lifesaver Books for the holiday. Not actual books with pages that help save lives(!) More like the candy kind that you thought were lame when you got them in gift exchanges at school.

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