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August 10, 1990 | ELAINE KENDALL
The heroine of this wan novel--"Catching the Light," by Susan L. Pope--is so blond and fair-skinned that "folks in North Osprey who didn't know better called Damaris Bishop albino," despite her intensely blue eyes. Even folks who do know better might reasonably decide that Damaris' physical pallor could be meant as a metaphor for her oddly affectless personality, since events that would precipitate passionate reaction in most people seem to leave Damaris virtually untouched.
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July 25, 1993 | MICHELE ORECKLIN, COLUMBIA NEWS SERVICE
The book "The Road Less Traveled" has topped The New York Times best-seller list for nearly 10 years--as long as "Cats" has played on Broadway--but no one seems to know why. Week after week, the book fluctuates between the third and 10th spot on the nonfiction list in the Sunday Book Review section, withstanding competition from the barrage of other self-help books flooding the market.
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January 13, 2000 | PAULA L. WOODS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
All About Love: New Visions By bell hooks William Morrow 237 pages, $22 * As bell hooks points out early in her book of essays on love, intellectuals and cultural critics are usually the last people one would expect to write about love.
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July 23, 1995 | Elizabeth Kaye, Elizabeth Kaye is the author of "Mid-Life: Notes From the Halfway Mark" (Addison-Wesley)
I cannot say it surprised me to read in Gail Sheehy's "New Passages" that the syndrome she termed "Catch-30 for Couples" in "Passages," her best-selling book published in 1970, could now be termed "Catch-40 for Couples." Sheehy has long been established, after all, as a writer with a facility for what some might describe as beaming light on a murky path and what others may view as taking old cliches and making new cliches of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Noel Snyder, who is studying at Fuller Theological Seminary to be a Presbyterian minister, was doing homework in a cozy, light-filled second-floor nook of the Pasadena school's new library. It's a great place to read, he said, and nearby are shelf after shelf of the books he needs to research potential sermons. "I used to study at home, but now it's easier to concentrate and focus here," said Snyder, 28, a Michigan native.
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October 8, 1996 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Levine is upset. He sees abandonment of personal responsibility as a very real threat to society. And he thinks that now is the time to spark a "prairie fire" of dialogue about the problem. So Levine has proposed that a Statue of Responsibility, akin to that more well-known statue in New York Harbor, be built on the West Coast to remind people that with liberty comes responsibility.
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February 3, 2001 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spiritual concerns are "hard-wired into the soul," insists Philip Zaleski, editor of "The Best Spiritual Writing 2000," the third in a series of annual anthologies. But an expansive definition of what constitutes spirituality is at work in the essays, poems and miscellaneous musings collected here. One does not have to be counting angels on a pinhead to be regarded as an earnest seeker and to earn a place in the pages of "The Best Spiritual Writing."
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