Laura Pedersen, author of bestseller Play Money and award-winning Buffalo Gal, serves up a hilarious memoir about three decades of city life. Originally from Buffalo, New York, friends thought the seventeen-year-old was suffering from blizzard delirium when she left for Manhattan. Pedersen experiences her adopted city in the best and worst of times while becoming […]
In 1936 Mr. Stevens broke his hand while punching the jaw of one Ernest Hemingway.
The strength of the book is the written descriptions of the way immigrants had to live in Paris during World War II and what it took to survive, or even eat once a day. The descriptions of the harsh life of immigrants, especially Jewish immigrants, during that time are heartbreaking and show how easily a boy could turn assassin.
Reading is discovering the world through someone else’s eyes. What if you could see through the eyes of a man capable of murdering his father? Well, you can. Come make love in the river under the moon. It may sound crazy, but fiction is the closest thing to teleportation. Read The Diamond Grenade and teleport […]
The publisher is giving away one copy of this book -to enter fill out the Rafflecoptter form at the end of the post. In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly confronts […]
Fun Facts Friday: William Faulkner
A wonderful display of banned books at the local library.
About: The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf is the first part in a graphical biography of the author. Mr. Sattouf is a French artist, writer and director. 160 pages Publisher: Metropolitan Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1627793445 My rating for The Arab of the Future — 5 Buy The Arab of the Future by Riad […]
Dr. Samuel Johnson (18 September, 1709 – 12 December, 1784) was an English write, poet and essayist who has made large contributions to English literature. "Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds 2" by Joshua Reynolds — Originally in English Wikipedia, uploaded 21:07, 2005 June 14 by w:User:Geogre Scanned from: Rogers, Pat (2001). The Oxford Illustrated History […]
Ms. Abbott manages to tell four different stories, switching marvelously between them while keep distance and judgment.