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A cow book by an Irish farmer's son

In the opening scene to this incomparable memoir, author John Connell delivers a newborn calf by himself for the first time. He goes into detail about the difficulty he’s facing, working the ropes around the calf’s feet, twisting the body to bring out the hips and struggling to deliver the head of this large newborn. 737 more words

Good Books

Personal Pan

I had promised them I would never grow up. That I would never change out of my childhood iteration. When I did, they seemed genuinely surprised, as though I was special enough to deliver on the Neverland existence I had promised. 1,091 more words

Genna Rivieccio

Books Acquired Recently

Clay, Steven, and Rodney Phillips, eds. A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980. New York: New York Public Library/Granary Books, 1998. 144 more words


Let's Judge a Book by its Cover

Book jackets and the illustrations on them are often portals to the unknown worlds contained between the pages, and provide the first hints of what lies within. 879 more words




How did you find your way to me?
My mother does not know Albanian well,
She writes letters like Aragon, without commas and periods, 103 more words