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My friend Peg Alford Pursell who runs a luminous reading series, Why There Are Words, in Sausalito, has recently started an independent press. She’s been reading submissions to find the first two books, to publish in the next year. 756 more words

Book Review

Book Review: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

I really liked this book but I don’t know how to describe it or even what category it would fall into. It’s a story about three siblings who grow up and the different paths their lives take and the different things they do and think. 136 more words


Never Get Too Comfortable - "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

The razzmatazz of culture industry – always burdensome with the constant bombardment from TV, cinema or the Internet – certainly has some redeeming features to counteract the chaotic cultural reification. 781 more words

Book Review

A four-way, late summer split

It was a large meeting this time, wonderful to see so many returning faces and new ones too. Thank you to all those who made it! 1,046 more words

What We're Reading

My Name Is Lucy Barton

This is one of my favorite scenes in My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout:

The narrator is in a writing workshop led by a famous author she admires: 652 more words


My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout - A Man Booker Longlist Review

“…..I think of something Sarah Payne had said at the writing class in Arizona.  “You will only have one story”, she had said.  “You’ll write your one story many ways.  363 more words

New Books

Book Review | My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout: Disjointed Rambling

Yeah, I didn’t like this one. If you keep up with literary fiction releases at all then you would have heard of My Name is Lucy Barton… 332 more words