The vast vocabulary and thoughtful sentences spoken from 11-year-old Ella Spremulli’s lips defy her youth. Her favorite activity is to…
Ask about Peg Snyder to those who know her, and one will hear ringing endorsements.
Recognition Day is a scene out of time. White-clad graduates march, music plays, flower petals drift through the air. Lewis Miller and John Heyl Vincent are even there.
Two women sneak out before the Q-and-A session of each Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle author presentation. Lugging boxes of books, plenty of pencils and a cash box to the porch of Alumni Hall, they get ready for the book signing that follows each presentation. No matter how long the line, they are always the last to leave.
Perhaps the single greatest power, Margaret Atwood writes in The Handmaid’s Tale, is the power held by those who forgive or by those who can be forgiven.
That may be unexpected in a novel set in a dystopian future in which a citizen’s privacy is revoked, basic human liberties are demolished and a woman’s rights to her own reproductive system are nonexistent.