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on Saturday, 16 February 2013 in Uncategorized

I came up here to Maine yesterday and will be here all week, hiding out while my house in Cambridge goes on the market and realtors tromp through; putting my tax stuff together, always a dreaded task; and starting work on a new book.

But last night my dog drove me crazy. He went to sleep on his LL Bean doggie bed which is at the foot of mine. But sometime during the night he jumped up on the long windowseat in my bedroom, nudged the shade up with his nose, looked out and saw stuff. And woofed. Not a bark, but a muted woof, meaning, I think: Lookit that!

The windows there look down on a long expanse of meadow, which this time of year is covered with snow. I can only guess what he was seeing because I kept burrowing under the covers trying to ignore his woofs...which went on...and on...and on.  In the summer I see all sorts of wildlife in that meadow: many, many deer; foxes; once a coyote; plus of course the small country life that one hopes to avoid:porcupines and skunks.

I'm guessing they were out there last night and that he could see them against the white snow.

And tonight I think I am going to sleep in a downstairs guest room at the back of the house. Eat your heart out, Alfie.

 

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Clay
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Clay Sunday, 17 February 2013

I hope your pup slept better last night and, in turn, you did, too. We drove to Michigan for the weekend and our pup slept in the front room with ALL the windows. Sometimes she sees the same critters and wakes up the whole house, last night she slept curled up on a footstool - not a woof, not a whimnper, not a sound. Hope you enjoy your get away and I hope someone falls in love with your house. I look forward to reading about your move. Have a great day - make it count.

Ron Fischman
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Ron Fischman Sunday, 24 February 2013

I can't quite seem to figure out how to reach you directly. What would you think about fanfiction that causes a fourth-grader to dream-jump back into Annemarie's life in 1944, after the events in Number the Stars have transpired? I also would like to project Annemarie into present-day, where she and the boy who met her is his dream-travels become an intrepid temporal mechanics duo.

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Lois Lowry Saturday, 30 March 2013

I am just now, a month later, seeing this (previous) comment. You can contact me directly by clicking on the right hand side of my website homepage, where it says..if i remember correctly...CONTACT ME.

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