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Literary Sojourn: Festival of Authors – Part 3 of 3

This is the third and final installment of “Mature Fangirling at Literary Sojourn,” in which I summarize the true-life experiences – some embarrassing, some inspiring – of other best-selling authors featured at this event. 1,136 more words


Author Patrick deWitt (Literary Sojourn - Part 2 of 3

Patrick deWitt is the main reason I attended Literary Sojourn this year.

I loved his novel The Sisters Brothers, described as “cowboy noir” with dark humor and an off-kilter view of the Wild West. 823 more words


Book Review - Undermajordomo Minor - Patrick deWitt

Book Review – Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick deWitt


  •    Book: Undermajordomo Minor
  •    Author: Patrick deWitt
  •    Genre: Fiction
  •    Year of Release: 2016
  •    Read 352-page hardcover edition in September 2016.
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Book Review

Undermajordomo Minor

Lucien Minor’s mother had not wept, had not come close to weeping at their parting.

Uh, well, erm, what kind of book was this? Pretty early into it I already tweeted “This book is going to be awesome-weird or how-what-why-frustration-fueled-weird” and it landed largely on the side of the last option.

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Day 910: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers is a book I read for my Walter Scott Prize project, but it also turns out to qualify for my Man Booker Prize project… 200 more words


Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt

I, like most everyone else, was a big fan of deWitt’s runaway hit (heh, that rhymed) The Sisters Brothers, so my expectations for the follow-up were of average height—which, for a shorty like me, is pretty high. 132 more words