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The Considered Semicolon

She’s essentially a lady of dashes, I think, with lots of afterthoughts and sudden additions to what she’s saying, and not a lady of the considered semicolon … — Eudora Welty, about her character Edna Earle from The Ponder Heart — … Continue reading

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Keri’s Gardens

Between Keri and Pierre, there is a lot of beauty in the world. Here are a few shots from the BHI and its post-Irene lawn improvement project. On an unrelated gardening note (which is really an unrelated book note because I … Continue reading

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Reading List

I am gearing up to leave for this year’s installment of the BHI Writer’s Retreat, and I couldn’t be more excited. I will travel slowly; I will stay a week; I will work on chapter three of the book I … Continue reading

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Mr. Maxwell

A year or so ago a friend turned me on to Sarah Waters, and I was totally taken in by her fiction. She’s contemporary, so I read her with the conscious anticipation of what’s next, knowing — figuring — that … Continue reading

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Astonishment in the Head

For six months I have been working my way through my college professor Suzanne Marrs’s new book, What There Is to Say We Have Said: the Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell.  At the end of Approaching Eye Level, … Continue reading

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