- Sick with longing for it – “it took about 7 pages to realize I was reading something not lofty and poetic but actually beautiful, but about 70 pages to realize that this book was just what I needed. It’s The Winter Vault, by Anne Michaels. And in it I found a much-needed oasis of stillness amid my otherwise chaotic life and frenzied reading habits of late. “
- Russian Lit – “All because of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman. “
- Times two – Yay! News of the sequel to Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
Then Again, Perhaps She’d Be Offended by that “Cowrin, Tim’rous” Business
the art of persuasion
Guernsey Literary Society Open Thread