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Family Laundry: "The Weight of Smoke," by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “The Weight of Smoke,” by Luanne Castle.

“What was beautiful to the sight felt like a flaw to the touch …” An online exclusive. The Paake children in the fire, all grown up . Front row: Theresa and Cora. Back: Frances, George, Jr., and Jennie (Jane). Note the watch that Cora is wearing. In the fourth installment of this series, Luanne Castle chronicles a devastating fire...
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Introducing TRULY, our free monthly digest.

Do you believe in truth? (Let’s not even talk about justice and the American way right now — but we will.) Then we invite you to enjoy Truly, our new free monthly newsletter.                                               Go...
Family Laundry: “More Burials,” by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “More Burials,” by Luanne Castle.

“Far from the cemetery here in Zwammerdam, far from the hole they have already begun to dig …” A Dutch orphan survives abuse, emigrates to America, and dies of malaria while fighting in Cuba–all within twenty-one years. This third installment of the “Family Laundry” series sees Luanne Castle imagining a mother, long deceased, writing her son’s...