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Juliette Fay
Juliette Fay’s latest novel, The Shortest Way Home, was chosen as one of Library Journal‘s Top 5 “Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction.” Juliette’s first novel, Shelter Me, was a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book.” Her second, Deep Down True, was short-listed for the Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association. Juliette received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's degree from Harvard University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children. Juliette can be reached on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Entries by Juliette Fay

The Boy Scouts and the Secret Policy of Inclusion

(12) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 8:16 AM


January 1 hails not only a new year, but also a new era for the 104-year-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It's the day a new policy allowing openly gay boys to join took effect. While gay adults are still...

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Turning the Tables on a Bad Writing Day

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2013 | 4:49 PM


You can tell when it's stacking up to be a bad writing day.

You look at the list of non-writing stuff that needs to get done, throw up your hands and think, No possible way.

Or the thought of whatever project you're...

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Parental Pressure: The Fine Line Between Caring... and Caring Too Much

(6) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 5:10 PM

"I'm not sure if I'm going to do football next year," my son told me when he was a high school freshman. "I like it, but I don't love it."

I responded with something generic like, "That's fine, honey, whatever you want to do."

He gave me a knowing smile....

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Huntington's Disease and the Inspiration Behind The Shortest Way Home

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 2:50 PM

I first met Sue Koehler when I was living in Seattle in the mid-1980s. We'd both been in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp -- sort of a Catholic City Year -- and had jobs working in homeless shelters. Both in need of a roommate, we shared an apartment for a year.

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When Bad Meditation Inspires Better Writing

(51) Comments | Posted October 20, 2012 | 12:31 AM

I think I may be the world's worst meditator. I've tried it off and on since my 20s, and I love the concept: quieting the mental noise, clearing away the chatter for a period of time, inviting stillness. With four kids and their friends coming and going from our house...

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