Ernest Hemingway makes 1920s Paris come alive in A Moveable Feast. Feet splash in puddles. Fires warm cafes in the Paris of December. The smell of baguettes fresh out of the oven fills the air. Copious amounts of white wine accompany dishes of oysters or fried fish. But there’s more. The reader also learns of… Continue reading Six lessons for writers from Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast – Part 1
“I believe in walking out of a museum before the paintings you've seen begin to run together. How else can you carry anything away with you in your mind's eye?” The Swan Thieves --Elizabeth Kostova
If using your artistic talent to its fullest potential meant hurting those you love, what would you do? How much pain are you willing to endure to love a truly gifted individual whose singular focus is his or her work? Because of sexism, racism or classism, how many artistic masterpieces were never created and how… Continue reading My existential questions after reading The Swan Thieves
As the summer holidays begin, pack like a travel writer to lighten your load, save money, and maybe even just make that tight connection if your original flight was delayed.
Sarah Markham is a seasoned journalist who agrees to do a favor for an old friend, Father Colin McAvoy. And like many good deeds that go awry, Markham’s generosity lands her in the midst of a murder investigation.
Station Eleven is a beautifully written book that explores the aftermath of a pandemic that upends the world order. At first blush, it may seem like the book's topic would be less than comforting. But that is one of the surprises of this novel.