Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Sweet Hereafter: Nichole Burnell

You still with me? Good. Our last perspective is from Nichole Burnell. Nichole was on the bus the day of the accident and survived, though not without some cost. She is now paralyzed from the waist down. She has to … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter: Mitchell Stephens, Esquire

It has been a long, long, long Friday. But hey- it’s just not any Friday, it’s payday Friday. And also new blog post Friday! And a pretty great Friday to make this Salted Caramel  Hot Chocolate. So let’s talk about … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter: Billy Ansel

First things first, I finally am choosing to act on my New Years resolution to become more organized. Yesterday I cleaned the retail massacre that is my room and today I came up with a reasonable goal for the blog. … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter: Dolores Driscoll

There is a different side to every story is a phrase particularly present in the novel The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks. The Sweet Hereafter is about a school bus accident that killed many children and  ripped apart a small … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse Brownies & Fyodor Dostoevsky: An Unlikely Duo

Before I begin, I just want to say that these brownies, Amy Winehouse, and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment have one distinct similarity. They are all tortured souls, full of guilt. Yes, the brownie is a tortured soul- just … Continue reading

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Paramedics and Strawberry Cheesecake

In the spring of 2011, I interned for Penguin Group (USA) in the Penguin Audio department. The biggest perk was access to literally every book Penguin Group (USA) has published. The “take shelf” at Penguin Group (USA) is to books, … Continue reading

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