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MICHELLE BUTLER HALLETT
MICHELLE BUTLER HALLETT

I’ve been a fan of Michelle Butler Hallett since I read her first novel, Double-blind. She’s wholly original in story, style and form. My snappy one liner to capture her work: an extraordinary blend of Hillary Mantel and Ursula K. Le Guin. I also perceive Michelle as an “elemental” writer, working with power house classical themes. She has a new novel out, Constant Nobody.

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Thoughts On Why I Wrote The Speed of Mercy
Thoughts On Why I Wrote The Speed of Mercy

I love Mona Awad. The Speed of Mercy is a meditation on how we put love, kindness and compassion into a harsh world. Dearest, You’ve asked before -- why did I write The Speed of Mercy? Let me explain now that we are exactly one month from pub date: March 23, 2023....

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A Beautiful Wild
A Beautiful Wild

Dearest Pal, Strange times call for fancy shoes. Red shoes. These were to be THE SPEED of MERCY book tour shoes but alas, my red and pink shoes will not be travelling due to the ongoing pandemic. THE SPEED of MERCY, publishes March 23, 2021. A kind friend has...

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