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August 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 8 — August 2011

August 1st, 2011

The All-Turning Points Issue

In the cover story of our August All-Turning Points issue, Terry Ross tells how a demanding job changed him forever, perhaps not entirely for the better. In Just because, Elizabeth Fournier relates how her mother’s death, when she was just a girl, altered her life. Our language columnist, Joel Hess, gives us a sprightly essay on the words in English that signify transformation in Turn, turn, turn.

In Crossing things off, John M. Daniel gives us the third and final essay in his series on his mother’s death. Jim Patton tells how he became a writer in A few simple words. In Insidious change, Cervine Kauffman argues that turning points can be gradual, even almost imperceptible. In I couldn’t refuse, Ed Goldberg reviews the various turning points of his life and wonder if beginning to write for Black Lamb was one of them. Toby Tompkins relates an episode from his young adulthood that may have shaped his future in Drop-out. In Going with the flow, Greg Roberts laments that as a species we do not seem good at adapting to change. Dan Peterson looks back on his days in Chile in 1973 and finds that a vehicle may have been what put that country on The edge of revolution.

We welcome two contemporary English novelists and one editorial legend into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs and The Ultimate Literary Calendar for 2012: Howard Jacobson, Martin Amis, and William Shawn. A Literary Sampler provides extracts from authors mentioned in this issue. In Do what you must, bridge columnist Trixie Barkis emphasizes that if there’s only one chance for success, take it. Our lamb recipe is for a delicious Mediterranean dish, Kleftiko. In You never know, advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers readers’ on how to identify turning points. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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