Monthly Archives: September 2010

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

My kids and I have read two excellent books this week. CALL IT COURAGE (1940), by Armstrong Sperry.  I remember reading this one as a child.  I just re-read it with my son Jesse, 7, who is in second grade.  … Continue reading

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bluest eyes in texas

There’s a beautiful cover version of the old Restless Heart song BLUEST EYES IN TEXAS.  The cover is done by the band A CAMP, which is really Cardigans frontwoman Nina Persson backed by Shudder to Think guitarist Nathan Larson and ex-Atomic … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading, Sept. 2010

INVENTING THE ISRAELITE— Dr. Maurice Samuels, Yale University professor in French literature.  This book won the MLA’s top prize in French studies in 2009.  Great look at 19th-century France, and the social and governmental response to the emergence of Jewish … Continue reading

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Summer Favorites

novel – DISPLACED PERSONS, by Ghita Schwarz movie – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT journalism – Angie Dickinson’s first-person account in Los Angeles magazine of raising an autistic child in the 1970s and ’80s, before autism was well understood and … Continue reading

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About Kit Troyer

I’m a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. I worked previously as a newspaper reporter in Florida, Maine, and California. I self-published three novels, which remain available for sale via Amazon and other online sellers.  Titles are:  SLENDERVILLE;  ROSEBURG; and … Continue reading

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