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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.


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October 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 10 — October 2011

October 1st, 2011

The All-Family Issue

In the cover story of our All-Family Issue, Terry Ross examines the strength — and fragility — of family ties. In Family unfriendly, Greg Roberts wishes he lived in a more child-centered neighborhood. John M. Daniel remembers taking his kids to Disneyland in Magical kingdom.

Cervine Kauffman takes issue with the reverence for and misuse of the word “family” in American life. Lane Browning reveals her family’s favorite group activity in Logophilia. In Reunion, Toby Tompkins is pleasantly surprised at perhaps the last reunion of his extended family. In Blood is ickier than water, Ed Goldberg says it would be great if all the strands of his disconnected family could be woven together again, even temporarily. In Souvenirs, Elizabeth Fournier describes how saving loved ones’ body parts can be a form of fond remembrance. Dan Peterson recalls family members he looked up to in Heroes.

We welcome two figures from world literature into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs and The Ultimate Literary Calendar for 2012: French encyclopedist Denis Diderot and American lexicographer Noah Webster. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis poses a problem. Our lamb recipe is for a delicious Greek lamb loaf. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers readers’ questions. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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