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Whatever Happened to Booth Tarkington?

Have you ever heard of Booth Tarkington? Born in Indianapolis in 1869, Newton Booth Tarkington was a playwright, politician, and novelist. He may be most famous for being one of three people to have ever won the Pulitzer more than once. 360 more words


Families & Survivors

Adams, Alice. Families & Survivors. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1975.

Reason read: Alice Adams was born in the month of August. Yes, a completely boring reason to read Adams. 282 more words

Book Review

Alice Adams (1935) - The Katharine Hepburn Project #2

The Katharine Hepburn Project is alive and well! You may have noticed I didn’t stick to my pledge of one-movie-per-month in June. I thought I’d do two in July to make up for it, but I’m swiftly running out of time. 1,042 more words


Good books I read in 2014

I read 108 books in 2014. I’m not bragging – this is fewer than in many years. Fifteen of my favorite fiction books are listed below. 149 more words


Two, or was it three, years ago I was admitted to an MFA programme in creative writing at American College in Dublin.  I wanted to go because I respected the people who taught it, but my mother’s accident, then her death, then the tenant catastrophe of the past six months have all prevented my enrolling.   1,320 more words

Fast Fiction

Caroline's Daughters

Adams, Alice. Caroline’s Daughters. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1991.

I have to preface this by saying this was a very quick read. The characters keep you glued to the page. 406 more words

Book Reviews

Movie Review: Alice Adams (1935)

Out of all the Katharine Hepburn films I’ve seen thus far, Alice Adams is my most favorite. The lead character may surprise you, for she is so different from what Hepburn usually portrays. 471 more words