Monthly Archives: August 2011

Book Review: The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton Atria Books, 560 pages. I hesitated to review this book because the supernatural element is so subtle–as subtle as the wisp of a ghost’s gown, a ghost more suggestion than apparition. Yet within these … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Nature

I was trying to figure out if there is such a thing as a writer’s nature, and the Aesop fable of the scorpion and the frog came to mind. Interestingly, the writer Aesop himself is under question. Was Aesop Greek, … Continue reading

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Book Review The Keep

The Keep by Jennifer Egan I had gone in search of A Visit from the Goon Squad for Laurie’s book group. My library didn’t have it, but I stumbled upon The Keep instead. Intrigued by the title, I picked it … Continue reading

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V. S. Naipaul vs. The World

Well, I’m vacuuming mad. Originally I mentioned I was spitting mad, but my writing friend Dan O’Connor pointed out that spitting mad was a cliché, and he was right so I changed it to vacuuming. You know, that kind of … Continue reading

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