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It Is People

While I was on vacation with Randa back in August we celebrated her birthday a bit early, and announced what we were up to in a random Facebook status update, which received a good number of comments asking whether or … Continue reading

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Keep Passing the Open Windows

Yesterday I pointed to an interview with Barbara Kingsolver.  This week I also caught Tom Ashbrook’s interview with John Irving, another author whose books I have tended to devour over the years.  These were my two favorites: If you’re any … Continue reading

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Babs is back with The Lacuna!

I’ve been listening to book talks with various authors on NPR this week.  This afternoon while I was folding laundry I listened to a podcast from the Diane Rehm Show where Susan Page interviews Barbara Kingsolver about her new novel, … Continue reading

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National Book Award Finalists Announced

What this list says to me is that I need to get reading.  Of late, however, I’ve been slogging through Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.  It’s good, but as bedtime reading I’m only … Continue reading

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Notable Books List

The Reference and User Services Association (part of the American Library Association) has published its 2009 Selection of Notable Books in Reference & User Services Quarterly. They select titles in the categories of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.  Having scanned the … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Armadillo Purse

Previously I explored my father’s ability to channel a childhood affection into taxidermied wonderment.  Admittedly, my tone before was something of a mix between bewilderment and bemusement.  I would hate for anyone to get me wrong, however: my dad is … Continue reading

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