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Monthly Archives: September 2010
A Handful of Dust, by Evelyn Waugh This edition: Back Bay Books, 1999. Written 1934. 320 pages. The first text message I ever received from my mum read: “Just finished Brideshead. So depressed.” I laughed out loud in the middle … Continue reading
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible, by Jonathan Goldstein Riverhead Trade, 2009. 256 pages. If you are looking for pious hagiographies of Old Testament saints (and one from the New), look further. Goldstein’s little book of stories, portraits of biblical characters … Continue reading
If on a winter’s night a traveler, by Italo Calvino (William Weaver, trans.) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. 260 pages. Italo Calvino’s If on a winter’s night a traveler abandons traditional storytelling in its first lines, entering the realm of metanovel: … Continue reading
When I picked up Rescue Ink I was apprehensive. It’s a book about a group of muscular, tattooed guys in Long Island who rescue abused and abandoned animals, and I thought I might be in store for heart-wrenching tales of animal cruelty. But the author made a clear effort to focus on the joys of rescue. Continue reading