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Summer’s here with flowers, sun and long days for lazy afternoons of reading before a later dinner hour. Here are some ideas for those lazy days at the beach or lake or a quick break in the … more
"Two Souls Indivisible: The Friendship That Saved Two POWs in Vietnam"by James S. Hirsch Two Souls Indivisible is the harrowing story of two POWs, Porter Halyburton, a white Naval lieutenant (and … more
credit the author photo to Rob Arnold.Author Jennifer Haigh Drills into the Hydro-Fracking Controversy in Heat and LightBy Laura LaTourMore than most places, Pennsylvania is what lies beneath. This … more
A Fireproof Home for the Brideby Amy Scheibe Set in the Midwest in the 1950's, "A Fireproof Home for the Bride" is a story of 18 year-old Emmaline Nelson, the eldest child of a Lutheran farming … more
As spring approaches, I always find less time for reading. Spring cleaning and garden chores take up lots of time. Here are a few new selections I enjoyed in recent months. And, once things calm … more
The weather felt like the last week of March instead of mid-February. Quite a shock after the below 0° temps of Valentine’s weekend. In between perusing seed and plant catalogs and dreaming of flowers, it’s been prime reading weather. … more
With winter finally here in earnest, it’s time to hunker down with a cup of tea or coffee and read indoors where it’s warm and cozy. And, most of the time, there’s a cat willing to sit on my lap — so it’s all good. “Landline” … more
With one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year ahead of us, here are some great recommendations, for a variety of literary tastes. "The Hired Girl" by Laura Amy What a refreshing book and charming protagonist! The Hired Girl … more
This is a story about a Rhode Island native, Jim Squadrito, who served as a combat medic in Vietnam. One of the lucky ones who made it home (more than 1300 did not), Squadrito was nonetheless left psychologically devastated. A basketball … more
It was the summer of the book for me; but, I was busy this fall and the books piled up. I also read some sequels and books in series that were just so-so. But, below are some I liked (and I might give a few for holiday gifts). What … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.