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Selections from the November issue
The Sun Magazine | November 2013

The Sun Interview

Sisterhood: Sister Louise Akers Challenges The Church Patriarchy
“People who have problems with what I am saying describe it as ‘radical feminism.’ It makes me smile when I hear that, because it’s redundant. All feminism is radical.”
By Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Chanel Suit
No ordinary outfit
By Michelle Cacho-Negrete

We Regret To Inform You
The sting of rejection
By Brenda Miller

“By now you absolutely know you are going to cry and this is a disaster because it means you are a baby and not a man.”
By Brian Doyle

Let Nothing You Dismay
Blue Christmas
By Joan Murray


How It Would Come
“She doubted he smoked pot anymore, not at forty-one, not with a wife and a child. But he wanted things from her still. Of course he did. That was the way with children.”
By Geoffrey Becker


Fixing A Lamp
By Sarah Pemberton Strong

Readers Write

Trying Again
An attractive stranger, an anxious pet, an adopted son
Personal stories by our readers


Sy Safransky’s Notebook
“I dreamt that I was eating sunshine — as much as I wanted, whenever I wanted. No worry about calories.”

“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’ ”

Shirley Chisholm

From the archives

The Friend Beside The Pool
Fiction by David Brendan Hopes
[December 2005]

“Prince Siddhartha Gautama had seen the cat many times, though it was cunningly concealed under the overhanging leaves at the edge of the palace-garden pool. The cat was white, and so not quite as well hidden as it probably thought it was, despite the long shadows of morning.”

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