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MARTHA’S VINEYARD: Chilmark, gorgeous four bedroom. (781) 749-6168.

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ADIRONDACKS RETREAT: Gracious, fully-equipped house on beautiful Lake George sleeps seven. Four bedrooms, four full baths. Swimming, boating (boat rentals available), fishing, hiking, picnicking. Fourteen miles to nearest town. $2,000/week, August. (410) 848-9424,

CATSKILLS: Beautiful old cabin, 80 acres fields and woods, stream, quiet. Fishing, swimming nearby. $1,200/month. $400/ week. (212) 666-4824 or

CLASSIC CABIN: Charming, rustic retreat with screened porch overlooking Delaware River National Recreation Area. Three beautiful waterfalls within easy walking distance. Hiking, swimming, canoeing, biking, golfing, fishing, antiquing nearby. Two bedrooms plus loft and sitting room/bedroom. 75 miles from NYC in Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania. $500 per week. Some weekends available. Pets considered. (917) 710-7016.

HAMPTONS: Southampton, beautiful newly-renovated cottage in beautiful, quiet area, 1 and 1/2 blocks from beach on private road, ten minutes from Southampton Town, fifteen minutes from Sag Harbor. Ideal for family or writer, etc. Three bedrooms, one bath, central air conditioning and heat, cable, washer/dryer, deck, gas grill, enclosed porch. Available for month of June (including Memorial Day weekend) for $3,000 and month of August (including Labor Day weekend) for $8,000. Also available for off-season rental. (212) 627-1887.

SHELTER ISLAND, NEW YORK: Charming three-bedroom, two-bath home near beaches. Wrap-around deck. By week, month, or season. (212) 563-0467 (days), (203) 629-1261 (evenings).

VAIL, COLORADO: Beautiful three-bedroom luxury home with 270-degree view of Vail Mountain. Short-term rentals available. Call (303) 378-4176 or

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING: August through Labor Day. Spacious, sunny, contemporary western home located in exceptional area with magnificent views, full privacy. Three bedrooms, three baths, office as well as living rooms. Hot tub, Jeep SUV for use. All services included. Call (212) 987-4744.

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ROME, ITALY: Magical eighteenth-century country villa. Unbelievable views. Very comfortable. (609) 921-8595.

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VENICE, ITALY: Beautifully renovated two- bedroom, two-bath apartment, enchanting garden views, minutes from San Marco. (212) 988-9864.

ITALIAN LAKE VILLA for weekly rental from owner. (914) 528-8881.

TUSCAN HILLTOWN: Siena-Arezzo area. Spacious house with panoramic views, terrace, garden, four bedrooms, all equipped. Also, garden apartment with hilltop views. Photos available. (202) 548-2775.

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EXUMA, BAHAMAS: Lovely two-bedroom, two-bath private home overlooking beautiful secluded beach. (718) 982-5266.

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MANHATTAN: Upper West Side town-house, single $85, double $120, triple $160, plus taxes. Weekly rates. Cash or traveler’s checks only. Three-night minimum. Walk to Columbia, Central and Riverside parks, Broadway, museums, Lincoln Center, jazz clubs, Zabar’s, great restaurants. Friendly host, comfy twin beds, televisions, air conditioning, private and shared baths, pretty rooms with fireplaces. (212) 678-1177.


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THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS WHEREFORE: A new novel by L.D. Clark ’53C ’54 ’63GSAS. Satire scourging politics from the academy to Capitol Hill, madcap schemes for social reform, the shrunken remains of literary criticism, the remnants of Marxianity and other disturbances of the peace. In the manner of older fiction, a novel is counterbalanced within a novel: a black cowboy’s quest to free his wife from the fierce Torvo Indians. In shorter narrative excursions, novelists dead and gone appear, the hero descends into the underworld, Plurocrats and Sanctimonians clash in the Great Impeachment Farce—all this with God’s plenty of comic digressions along the way. After four novels from publishers large and small, the time seemed right to venture into the new world of e-books and print-on-demand. Order Wherefore direct from E-book $6.95, paperback $18.95, hardback $23.95. (A book is not to be judged by whether its cover bears the imprimatur of a conglomerate publisher.) Web site:

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