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Very calming, Monk’s “April In Paris,” makes me think of being in New York, either at my aunt Titi’s place(s) in Mt Vernon. I remember being able to quietly sit in the office. Or at a nice open front restaurant in the Village, or the Lower East Side. Of course, this would be part of my Parisian playlist. It’s amazing, whether alone, or with someone.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.