Perhaps one day soon there’ll be an invention that allows us to get difficult news only when we’re in the company of friends.
Margot Livesey grew up in Scotland. She teaches at Emerson College and is the author of seven novels, including most recently “The Flight of Gemma Hardy.”
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While I wander the aisles of my local bookshops, I am pondering more intimate aspects of my friends than their shirt sizes or culinary tastes.
Some Americans seem confused about the word “freedom.” Laws do not constrain freedom; they enable it. Without laws none of us are free.
From “any excuse to get out” to voting against “euthanasia” — Margot Livesey discovers that even among a like-minded bloc of elderly women, what drives people to the polls is almost always different and almost certainly surprising.
The parentless child is a classic literary archetype. But why do we as readers find orphan stories so universally appealing?
Not just for kids, the zoo has important lessons for us all. A recent trip to the London Zoo got author Margot Livesey thinking about the resilience of the animal kingdom.