You don’t know Pooh: 12 Facts about A.A. Milne on the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh

  14 October 1926. Publication of A.A.Milne's Winnie the Pooh “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.“  - Winnie the Pooh   Facts about A.A. Milne and Winnie the …

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Art Comes from the Place You Dream: An evening with Robert Olen Butler

  Not heavy on literary events, 2016, though I'm rather proud of the lengths I went to in order to see Stephen King. It involved ten hours of driving, then five hours broiling on a sidewalk in the Louisville heat like a toad in a frying pan, dehydrated to the point I was near-hallucinating by …

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How well do we know authors? How well should we?: Elena Ferrante Unmasked

  Rather than being acclaimed as masterpiece of sleuthing, there was a decidedly negative reaction to Gatti’s investigation. Most people felt that Ferrante’s multi-decade anonymity had been unnecessarily violated, and crucially without her consent. - David O'Dwyer, Irish Times   I was reading a brief article in the Irish Times this morning on the topic …

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The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Hogarth (July 19, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0553418874 ISBN-13: 978-0553418873   The Sunlight Pilgrims is Fagan's second novel, following her much-lauded The Panopticon, a novel about a teenage girl named Anais who, following a childhood spent bouncing between dozens of foster families, is sent to a live in a home for chronic …

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A Sunday Commonplace

Books mentioned in this post: Review copies: The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan - finished Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres The Past by Tessa Hadley The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart Mercury by Margot Livesey The Black Notebook by Patrick Modiano (transl: Mark Polizzotti) Purchases: Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton Every Single …

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